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"Motivation" 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.

MeSH information
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Motivation" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Motivation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.