MeSH are Medical Subject Headings. Articles in the MEDLINE database are tagged/described using terms from a standardized list of vocabulary. These terms are called Medical Subject Headings or MeSH. MeSH groups articles about the same topic under the same subject headings, making it easier to find relevant material.
MeSH consists of subject terms in a hierarchical structure which allows for searching at various levels of specificity. At the most general level of the hierarchical structure are very broad headings such as... "Therapeutics"
or the broad heading such as "Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases"
e.g. Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Note: Check the scope note for your MeSH term to ensure you have the correct term!
Here is a list of potentially useful Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) with their associated scope notes for searching in MEDLINE.
Retrospective Chart Review
Validated Screening Tool
Analysis of Existing Data