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Table 3 Indexing terms in MEDLINE and EMBASE

From: Systematic reviews of adverse effects: framework for a structured approach

MEDLINE EMBASE
/adverse effects
/poisoning
/toxicity
/chemically induced
/contraindications
/complications
/side effect
/adverse drug reaction
/drug toxicity
/complication
Example:
Aspirin/adverse effects
Here, Aspirin is the MeSH term and adverse effects is the subheading;
Example:
Acetylsalicylic-acid/adverse-drug-reaction
Acetylsalicylic-acid is the EMTREE term and adverse-drug-reaction is the subheading.