Bio::DB::MeSH - Term retrieval from a Web MeSH database
my $mesh = Bio::DB::MeSH->new();
my $term = $mesh->get_exact_term('Butter');
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>. It uses the latest data
available (updates happen on weekdays). If it fails, an archive cgi scripts
accessing older data from previous year is used.
This class implements Bio::SimpleAnalysisI and wraps its methods under
By default, web access uses WWW::Mechanize, but in its absence falls back to
bioperl module Bio::WebAgent which is a subclass of LWP::UserAgent.
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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal
methods are usually preceded with a _
Title : get_exact_term
Usage : $s = $db->get_exact_term($value);
Function: Retrive a single MeSH term using a unique ID or exact name.
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.