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BIO 400/644: Biological Chemistry Course Guide: Subject Searching

MESH Terms

MeSH is the acronym for "Medical Subject Headings." These are specific, subject terms used to describe each article. Any time you search on a topic, PubMed automatically interprets your search and searches MeSH to see if there is a subject that is used for your search.

For example, a search for primrose in PubMed, like this...

 

Is interpreted by PubMed to include the MeSH term Primula.

Check out the search details to see how PubMed interprets your search. Using the MeSH terms can help you find what you need faster and uses the scientific terms that you will want to know for your research.

 

 

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