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Middle East MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Middle East
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
Scope Note
The region of southwest Asia and northeastern Africa usually considered as extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
Entry Term(s)
Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip (Palestine)
Near East
West Bank
Previous Indexing
Asia, Western (1966-1981)
specific Middle East country (1966-1981)
Online Note
use ASIA, WESTERN to search NEAR EAST 1994-95
History Note
82; NEAR EAST was see ASIA, WESTERN 1994-95
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Middle East Preferred
West Bank Narrower
Near East Broader
Gaza Strip Narrower
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