Acronym for medical subject headings used by the National Library of Medicine to compile entries in the Index Medicus. The MeSH headings are derived from the keywords used in the abstracts or summaries of articles published in indexed journals. Some journals include MeSH headings, rather than keywords, with structured abstracts of published articles. The MeSH headings can be seen at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Chemistry.