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"Diffusion" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The tendency of a gas or solute to pass from a point of higher pressure or concentration to a point of lower pressure or concentration and to distribute itself throughout the available space. Diffusion, especially FACILITATED DIFFUSION, is a major mechanism of BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diffusion" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Diffusion" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 483 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2002
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