James R Mervis


Work Titles and Affiliation
UCLA Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information:

Email Address:

jmervis@ucla.edu


Work Phone Number:

8188917711

Work Address:

Office
SVA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Publications:

Ishii Shinya, Weintraub Nancy, Mervis James R   Apathy: a common psychiatric syndrome in the elderly Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2009; 10(6): 381-93.

MeSH Terms:

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Medical Subject Headings

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  • an acronym for Medical Subject Headings.
  • the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary (thesaurus).
  • a vocabulary that gives uniformity and consistency to the indexing and cataloging of biomedical literature.
  • a distinctive feature of MEDLINE.
  • arranged in a hierarchical manner called the MeSH Tree Structures.
  • updated annually.

MeSH Vocabulary includes four types of terms:

  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Supplementary Concept Records
  • Publication Characteristics (or Types)

Over 26,000 MeSH headings (also called "main headings" or "descriptors" represents concepts found in the biomedical literature

Subheadings - (also called qualifiers) are attached to MeSH headings to describe a specific aspect of a concept.

Supplementary Concept Records are over 200,000 terms in a separate thesaurus from the Medical Subject Headings. These are primarily substance terms, but also include some protocols and rare desease terms. These terms are updated weekly.

Publication Characteristics or (Publication Types) describe the type of publication being indexed; i.e., what the item is, not what the article is about.

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