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"Exercise" 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.

Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Exercise" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Exercise" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2773 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 219 publications in 2018
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