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how to use or statement in regex

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hi experts,  below is my regular expression
(?s).*<div.*?id="divUMLSAll".*?>.*<span.*?>MSH</span>(.*?)<br.*?

how can we amend this regex to pick values if there is </div> in the end rather then <br /> tag. In simple words how can we use "or" between <br /> and </div>
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Hi,

Try

(?s).*<div.*?id="divUMLSAll".*?>.*<span.*?>MSH</span>(.*?)(<br|</div>).*?

/peter
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thanks
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