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Meridians MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Meridians
Tree Number(s)
E02.190.044.555
I01.076.201.450.654.558.520.300.500
Unique ID
D016740
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016740
Annotation
not for meridians in ophthalmology: index under OPTICS AND PHOTONICS (IM) + EYE; CORNEA; VISUAL FIELD or other applicable ophthalmologic term (IM)
Scope Note
Classical loci in ACUPUNCTURE. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy (Qi) circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing)
Entry Term(s)
Ching Lo
Jing Luo
Jingluo
NLM Classification #
WB 369.5.M5
Previous Indexing
Acupuncture (1968-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/31
Revision Date
2009/07/14

Allowable Qualifiers
Meridians Preferred
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