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ready Robert Hoehndorf's Version of MeSH

Abbreviation: RH-MeSH

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A modified version of the Medical Subjects Headings Thesaurus (MeSH) 2014. This is an OWL representation of MeSH so that it can be integrated with other ontologies represented in OWL. It contains all terms that are in MeSH and in the MeSH concept tree, including the pharmacological actions (represented as subclass relations). Concepts in the MeSH concept tree are merged with MeSH term ids. Note that, while this ontology is composed of MeSH terms, it does not correspond directly to UMLS MeSH. In particular, a single term in UMLS MeSH often results in multiple classes in this ontology.


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How to cite this record RH-MeSH; Robert Hoehndorf's Version of MeSH; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m.; Last accessed: Dec 06 2021 2:52 p.m.

Record updated: Sept. 21, 2016, 12:46 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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