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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2014AA UMLS MedlinePlus Source Information

Web site:
http://medlineplus.gov/

Authority
MedlinePlus Health Topics are part of MedlinePlus®, a Web-based consumer health information service, which is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Purpose
MedlinePlus Health Topics provide high level subject categories for consumer health information.

Description
MedlinePlus Health Topics contain health information on over 750 topics which includes current news and related information.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of MedlinePlus Health Topics includes subject categories for diseases, conditions and wellness. In addition, the Metathesaurus representation includes terminology for finding local resources for health-related issues.

Audience
MedlinePlus Health Topics are used by consumers, health professionals, and information specialists.

Update Frequency
MedlinePlus Health Topics are updated monthly.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
MedlinePlus Health Topics are updated annually in the Metathesaurus, as resources permit.