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Particulate Matter

"Particulate Matter" 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.

Particles of any solid substance, generally under 30 microns in size, often noted as PM30. There is special concern with PM1 which can get down to PULMONARY ALVEOLI and induce MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION and PHAGOCYTOSIS leading to FOREIGN BODY REACTION and LUNG DISEASES.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Particulate Matter" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Particulate Matter" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 985 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 114 publications in 2021
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