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[bioontology-support] could be bug in BioPortal

Eugene eugene at
Thu Oct 14 15:50:34 PDT 2010


You misunderstood my email. "Chest pain" certainly is under "pain". However, "Psychophysiology" shouldn't have any descendant.


-----Original Message-----
From: Natasha F. Noy [mailto:noy at] 
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:45 PM
To: Eugene
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: [bioontology-support] could be bug in BioPortal

Dear Eugene,

Could you please indicate which BioPortal service call returns this  
information? If I do:

I get "chat pain" correctly under "pain".

Thank you,


On Oct 14, 2010, at 11:06 AM, Eugene wrote:

> Dear Sir or Madam,
> We downloaded MeSH ontology through BioPortal services and find some  
> issue. The term "chest pain" is put under "Psychophysiology/ 
> sensation/pain" sub-branch. We suspect it's incorrect. Could you  
> check whether that is correct?
> However, both MeSH and UMLS KS portals don't show any child concept  
> under Psychophysiology.
> Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment  
> (MeSH Category)
>                 Therapeutics
>                                 Complementary Therapies
>                                                 Mind-Body Therapies
> Psychophysiology
> Thanks
> Eugene
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