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The MedlinePlus Connect Web application responds to requests with an on-demand, formatted MedlinePlus Connect Web page. This page provides some basic information and links before the patient goes to the full MedlinePlus page(s).
Using the MedlinePlus Connect Web service, a patient portal or EHR may select which MedlinePlus links and information to provide from within the system instead of automatically providing a link to the standard MedlinePlus Connect response page.
MedlinePlus Connect allows any health data system, including patient portals, patient health record (PHR) systems, and electronic health record (EHR) systems to link to MedlinePlus information using standard clinical vocabularies.
See our list of some MedlinePlus Connect users.
In addition to MedlinePlus Connect, NLM also provides XML files and a keyword query-based Web service as additional sources of MedlinePlus data in XML format. For more information on how to link to MedlinePlus content, please see our guidelines and instructions on linking.