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Himalayas MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Mountain system in southern Asia that forms a barrier between the Plateau of Tibet to the north and the plains of the Indian subcontinent to the south. It constitutes the greatest mountain system on Earth and includes more than 110 peaks rising to elevations above 24,000 feet, including Mount Everest. The system extends some 1,550 miles to west and covers about 230,000 sq miles. Between the eastern and western extremities are several provinces of INDIA and the kingdoms of NEPAL and BHUTAN. The glaciers and snows are the source of 19 major rivers, including the Indus, Ganges (Ganga), and Brahmaputra. (, accessed 12/30/2022)
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Himalaya Mountain Range
Himalayan Mountain Range
Himalayan Mountains
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