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


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


       This class retrieves a term from the Medical Subject Headings database by the National
       Library of Medicine of USA. See <>. 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 get_exact_term.

       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: Retrieve 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.