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Review MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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This heading is used as a Publication Type. Review articles as a bibliographic form are indexed under the main heading REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC
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An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
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Review Literature
Review of Reported Cases
Review, Academic
Review, Multicase
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Review Preferred
Review, Academic Narrower
Review, Multicase Narrower
Review of Reported Cases Narrower
Review Literature Narrower
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