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Table 3 Entrez indices used to search for records with MeSH annotations

From: Literature information in PubChem: associations between PubChem records and scientific articles

Entrez index Description
Compound database  
 Complete MeSH term Retrieve compounds annotated with the MeSH term that exactly matches the query
 MESH term Retrieve compounds annotated with MeSH terms that partially match the query. Note that MeSH entry terms (synonyms for the Medical Subject Heading term) are also indexed
 MeSH tree node Retrieve compounds annotated with the MeSH term that match the query and those annotated with any MeSH terms beneath the node corresponding to that MeSH term. For example, “Penicillins[MeSHTreeNode]” will retrieve records annotated with MeSH term “Penicillins”and those with MeSH terms “Oxacillin”, “Cloxacillin”, and so on, which correspond to child nodes beneath the “Penicillins” node in the MeSH tree
 MeSH description Retrieve compounds annotated with the MeSH terms whose description contains the query string
 PharmAction Retrieve compounds annotated with the Pharmacological Action term, which are a subset of MeSH terms
 PharmActionID Retrieve compounds annotated with the Pharmacological Action term corresponding to the numeric identifier given as a query
BioAssay database  
 MeSH term active Retrieve assays in which only an active substance is annotated with the MeSH term given as a query
 MeSH term tested Retrieve assays in which any tested substance is annotated with the MeSH term given as a query
 MeSH description active Retrieve assays in which only an active substance is annotated with the MeSH terms whose descriptions have a query string
 MeSH description tested Retrieve assays in which any tested substance is annotated with the MeSH terms whose descriptions have a query string
 Pharm action active Retrieve assays in which only an active substance has the Pharmacological Action annotation given as a query
 Pharm action tested Retrieve assays in which any tested substance has the Pharmacological Action annotation given as a query