MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. This thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from biomedical journals, cataloging of books, documents, etc. This collection references MeSH terms published in 2013.

This resource is a provider. This means that while it may have its own prefix, it actually reuses the identifiers provided by the mesh prefix. For all use cases, you should use mesh instead of mesh.2013.

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in MeSH 2013 should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
17165   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from MeSH 2013 should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE

A summary of the relations in the Bioregistry schema can be found here.

Metaregistry MeSH 2013

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for this resource with 1 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext MESH.2013 logo miriam mesh.2013
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t mesh.2013

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 17165 is used to demonstrate the providers available for MeSH 2013. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
MeSH 2013 mesh.2013
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t