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NAME

Bio::DB::MeSH - Term retrieval from a Web MeSH database

SYNOPSIS

 my $mesh = Bio::DB::MeSH->new();
 my $term = $mesh->get_exact_term('Butter');
 print $term->description;

DESCRIPTION

This class retrieves a term from the Medical Subject Headings database by the National Library of Medicine of USA. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html.

This class implements Bio::SimpleAnalysisI and wraps its methods under get_exact_term().

By default, web access uses WWW::Mechanize, but in its absense falls back to bioperl module Bio::WebAgent which is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent. If not even that is not installed, it uses Bio::Root::HTTPget.

SEE ALSO

Bio::Phenotype::MeSH::Term

FEEDBACK

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Reporting Bugs

report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

  http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/

AUTHOR

Heikki Lehvaslaiho, heikki-at-bioperl-dot-org

APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

get_exact_term

  Title   : get_exact_term
  Usage   : $s = $db->get_exact_term($value);
  Function: Retrive a single MeSH term using a unique ID or exact name.
  Example :
  Returns : a Bio::Phenotype::MeSH::Term object
  Args    : scalar, UID or name of a MeSH term

The returned term object contains information about the immediate vincinity of the term in the terminology hierarchy. See Bio::Phenotype::MeSH::Twig.