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MeSH Terms Used in Indexing Disaster-Related Journal Articles

This is the list of subject headings that may be useful for disaster and all-hazards preparedness and response topics.

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) controlled vocabulary thesaurus of descriptors in a hierarchical structure that aid searching at various levels of specificity. The MeSH thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles for the MEDLINE/PubMed® database. MeSH terms provide a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts.

For additional information on MeSH, visit the following links.

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Abnormalities, Radiation-Induced
Academies and Institutes
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls
Accidents
Accidents, Aviation
Accidents, Home
Accidents, Occupational
Accidents, Traffic
Acute Radiation Syndrome
Adaptation, Psychological
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Afghan Campaign 2001-
Age Factors
Air Ambulances
Air Microbiology
Air Pollution
Air Pollution, Indoor
Air Pollution, Radioactive
Aircraft
Altruism
Ambulance Diversion
Ambulatory Care Facilities
American Public Health Association
Animal Diseases
Animals
Anthrax
Anthrax Vaccines
Anti-Infective Agents
Antisepsis
Antiviral Agents
Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
Attitude of Health Personnel
Avalanches

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Bacillus anthracis
Bacterial Vaccines
Basic Reproduction Number
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Bereavement
Bhopal Accidental Release (notes: 1984; methyl isocyanate)
Bias (Epidemiology)
Biodegradation, Environmental
Biohazard Release
Biological Warfare
Biological Warfare Agents
Biometric Identification
Biometry
Biosensing Techniques
Biosurveillance
Bioterrorism
Birth Certificates
Blast Injuries
Blood Safety
Body Burden
Bombs
Botulinum Toxin
Brucella
Brucellosis
Building Codes

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Capacity Building
Carrier State
Causality
Cemetaries
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Chemical Hazard Release
Chemical Safety
Chemical Terrorism
Chemical Warfare
Chemical Warfare Agents
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident [1986]
Chief Executive Officers, Hospital
Child, Orphaned
Chlorine
Chloropicrin
Civil Defense
Climate Change
Climatic Processes
Collective Bargaining
Combat Disorders
Communicable Disease Control
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Communication
Community Health Planning
Community Integration
Community Mental Health Services
Community-Institutional Relations
Comorbidity
Compensation and Redress
Computer Simulation
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Construction Materials
Consumer Organizations
Consumer Participation
Consumer Product Safety
Continuity of Patient Care
Cooperative Behavior
Coroners and Medical Examiners
Crime
Criminology
Critical Care
Cross Protection
Crowdsourcing
Crush Syndrome
Cyclonic Storms

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Data Collection
Databases, Chemical
Death Certificates
Decision Making, Organizational
Decontamination
Delivery of Health Care
Demography
Dental Health Surveys
Dental Records
Dental Waste
Depression
Device Approval
Dimercaprol
Disaster Medicine
Disaster Planning
Disaster Victims
Disasters
Disease Eradication
Disease Notification
Disease Outbreaks
Disease Reservoirs
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Disease Vectors
Domestic Violence
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Drinking Water
Droughts
Drowning
Drug Contamination
Drug Design

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Earth Sciences
Earthquakes
Economic Recession
Education, Public Health Professional
Effect Modifiers (Epidemiology)
El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Elder Abuse
Electronic Waste
Emergencies
Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Nursing
Emergency Preparedness [see Civil Defense]
Emergency Responders
Emergency Service, Hospital
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Emergency Shelter
Emigration and Immigration
Endemic Diseases
Environment
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Medicine
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Remediation
Epidemics
Epidemiologic Factors
Epidemiologic Measurements
Epidemiologic Methods
Epidemiologic Research Design
Epidemiological Monitoring
Equipment Contamination
Equipment Failure
Equipment Reuse
Euthanasia
Explosions
Extreme Cold
Extreme Heat

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Federal Government
Field Hospitals (*deleted; see Mobile Health Units)
Film Dosimetry
Fire Extinguishing Systems
Firearms
Firefighters
Fires
Floods
Focus Groups
Fomites
Food Assistance
Food Contamination
Food Contamination, Radioactive
Food Inspection
Food Microbiology
Food Parasitology
Food Safety
Forecasting
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Dentistry
Forensic Medicine
Forensic Nursing
Forensic Pathology
Foundations
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Fumigation

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Geographic Mapping
Geography, Medical
Geological Processes
Global Warming
Government
Government Agencies
Government Programs
Greenhouse Effect

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Hand Disinfection
Hand Hygiene
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Sites
Health Care Coalitions
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Care Rationing
Health Care Surveys
Health Communication
Health Education
Health Facility Administration
Health Impact Assessment
Health Manpower
Health Planning Councils
Health Planning Guidelines
Health Planning Organizations
Health Policy
Health Priorities
Health Promotion
Health Services
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Administration
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Health Transition
Helping Behavior
Holocaust
Home Care Agencies
Hospital Bed Capacity
Hospital Records
Hospitals, Isolation
Hospitals, Packaged
Hotlines
Housing
Human Migration
Hurricane [see Cyclonic Storms]
Hydrogen Cyanide
Hygiene

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Immunization
Industrial Waste
Infection Control
Infection Control, Dental
Infectious Disease Incubation Period
Infectious Disease Medicine
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient
Influenza, Human
Influenza A Virus, H1N2 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H10N7 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H7N1 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H7N2 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H7N3 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype
Infectious Disease Transmission, Verticle
Influenza in Birds
Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919
Influenza Vaccines
Inhalation Exposure
Insect Control
Insecticide-Treated Bednets
Interinstitutional Relations
International Agencies
International Cooperation
Internet
Investigative Techniques
Iraq War, 2003-2011

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Laboratories
Laboratory Infection
Landslides
Law Enforcement
Leadership
Lewisite
Liability, Legal
Life Change Events
Local Government

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Malpractice
Mandatory Testing
Mass Casualty Incidents
Mass Media
Mass Screening
Mass Vaccination
Maternal Exposure
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Mechlorethamine
Medical Records
Medical Waste
Medical Waste Disposal
Mental Disorders
Mental Health Associations
Military Facilities
Military Hygiene
Military Medicine
Military Personnel
Mobile Applications
Morbidity
Mortality
Mortuary Practice
Mosquito Control
Mosquito Nets

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Narration
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Natural Disasters [*deleted; see Disasters]
Near Drowning
New Orleans
Needs Assessment
Noise
Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Reactors [*deleted, see Nuclear Power Plants]
Nuclear Warfare
Nuclear Weapons
Nurse's Role
Nurses, Public Health
Nursing Records
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys

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Observer Variation
Occupational Diseases
Occupational Exposure
Occupational Health
Occupational Injuries
Operation Enduring Freedom [see Afghan Campaign 2001- ]
Organization and Administration
Organizations
Organizations, Nonprofit

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Pan American Health Organization
Pandemics
Paternal Exposure
Patient Acuity
Patient Handoff
Patient Isolation
Patient Simulation
Patient Transfer
Peace Corps
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
Pest Control
Pest Control, Biological
Petroleum Pollution
Phosgene
Plague
Planning Techniques
Poison Control Centers
Poisons
Police
Policy Making
Population Surveillance
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Power Plants
Pregnancy Rate
Preventive Health Services
Primary Prevention
Prisoners of War
Protective Devices
Psychological Warfare
Public Facilities
Public Health
Public Health Administration
Public Health Practice
Public Health Surveillance
Public Policy

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Q Fever
Quality of Health Care
Quarantine
Questionnaires

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Radiation Dosage
Radiation Effects
Radiation Genetics
Radiation Injuries
Radiation Injuries, Experimental
Radiation Monitoring
Radiation Protection
Radio
Radio Frequency Identification Device
Radioactive Fallout
Radioactive Hazard Release
Radioactive Waste
Radiologic Health
Rain
Red Cross
Refugees
Refuse Disposal
Registries
Relative Biological Effectiveness
Relief Work
Religion and Medicine
Remote Sensing Technology
Rescue Work
Resilience, Psychological
Ricin
Risk Adjustment
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Risk Sharing, Financial
Rodent Control

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Safety
Safety Management
Sanitary Engineering
Sanitation
Sarin
Satellite Imagery
Seasons
Security Measures
Sentinel Surveillance
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Seveso Accidental Release (notes: 1976; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin)
Sewage
Smallpox
Smallpox Vaccine
Snow
Social Discrimination
Social Marginalization
Social Marketing
Social Media
Social Networking
Social Support
Social Welfare
Societies
Societies, Dental
Societies, Hospital
Societies, Medical
Societies, Nursing
Societies, Pharmaceutical
Societies, Scientific
Solid Waste
Soman
Standard of Care
State Government
State Health Planning and Development Agencies
Stations, Quarantine [see Hospitals, Isolation]
Strategic Stockpile
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute
Stress, Psychological
Strikes, Employee
Structure Collapse
Surge Capacity
Survival
Survivors
Sverdlovsk Accidental Release (notes: 1979; anthrax)

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Tabun
Tear Gases
Terrorism
Tetranitromethane
Text Messaging
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry
Threshold Limit Values
Tick Control
Tidal Waves
Time Factors
Time-to-Treatment
Toilet Facilities
Tornadoes
Torture
Transportation of Patients
Trauma Centers
Triage
Tropical Storm [see Cyclonic Storms]
Tsunamis
Tularemia
Typhoon [see Cyclonic Storms]

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United Nations
United States Agency for International Development
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Government Agencies
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
United States Office of Technology Assessment
United States Public Health Service
United States Social Security Administration
Universal Precautions

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Vaccination
Vaccines
Veterans Health
Violence
Viral Vaccines
Virus Shedding
Vital Statistics
Volcanic Eruptions
Voluntary Health Agencies
Voluntary Workers [*changed; see Volunteers]
Volunteers
Vulnerable Populations
VX

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War
War Crimes
Waste Management
Waste Products
Waste Water
Water Microbiology
Water Pollution
Water Pollution, Chemical
Water Pollution, Radioactive
Water Purification
Water Supply
Weapons
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Wilderness Medicine
Wind
Wireless Technology
Workload
Workplace Violence
World Health
World Health Organization
Wounds and Injuries
Wounds, Penetrating

Zoonoses

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