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Names MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Names
Tree Number(s)
L01.559.598.400.556
Unique ID
D009275
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009275
Annotation
for articles & books on personal given or surnames; history of names & name changes of agencies, societies, organizations, universities, medical schools, hospitals & other corporate bodies go here (NIM) + specific body if in MeSH as main heading (IM) or GOVERNMENT AGENCIES; SOCIETIES; UNIVERSITIES; HOSPITALS or other generic heading if specific corporate body is not in MeSH (IM)
Scope Note
Personal names, given or surname, as cultural characteristics, as ethnological or religious patterns, as indications of the geographic distribution of families and inbreeding, etc. Analysis of isonymy, the quality of having the same or similar names, is useful in the study of population genetics. NAMES is used also for the history of names or name changes of corporate bodies, such as medical societies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, etc.
Entry Term(s)
Isonymy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/07/03

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