Category: DeCS


Automatically find all DeCS/MeSH terms in your document

Why use DeCS/MeSH Finder? Determining the keywords that briefly describe your text is often a laborious task. The use of terms belonging to the controlled DeCS/MeSH vocabulary provides an accurate and professional way of describing a text in the health field. The DeCS/MeSH Finder is an application that locates, in a simple and automatic way, […]


Launching of the new DeCS portal

The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health (BIREME/EIH), invites you to participate virtually in the launching of the new DeCS (Health Sciences Descriptors) portal as part of the celebration of […]

DeCS 2018 is available online

The updated version of the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) was made available for consultation in April. The revision is held in consonance with the yearly revision of the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and involves the insertion of new descriptors and the removal, modification and/or hierarchical repositioning of current descriptors. The […]