Bilingual MeSH

The MeSH is the American thesaurus of reference. Inserm translates it into French and makes the bilingual version available to the Francophone community, which can use it as a translation tool or for indexing databases in French.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is the thesaurus produced and used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM, USA) to index its databases, including MEDLINE/PubMed.

Within the framework of a partnership agreement with NLM, Inserm is responsible for the translation of the MeSH and the annual update of the French version. Following a cooperation agreement with Inserm, the CNRS Institute for Scientific and Technical Information contributes to the updating.

Inserm makes the bilingual version available to the Francophone community, which can use it as a translation tool or for indexing databases in French.