"human growth hormone" will only retrieve results in which the words appear exactly as written
human growth hormone will retrieve results in which human, growth and hormone are located in proximity to one another. Hormone could appear before growth The two words typically appear within 5 words of one another
Human AND Growth AND Hormone will retrieve results in which these terms appear somewhere in the fields searched. They do not necessarily have to be within proximity of one another or as a phrase. Human could appear in the first sentence of the abstract and Hormonecould appear in the subject fields.
Using an asterisk (*) at the end of a word will bring back variations of the word.
Example: Hered* will retrieve results with the words heredity, heredities, hereditary etc.
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