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NLM's MedlinePlus Adds Medical Encyclopedia

On April 4, 2000, NLM released a major enhancement to its web-based consumer health resource, MedlinePlus (// In addition to nearly 400 medical topic pages, MedlinePlus now includes over 4,000 articles from the medical encyclopedia. This encyclopedia brings health consumers an extensive library of medical images as well as thousands of articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.

You can browse the encyclopedia by selecting "Medical Encyclopedia" from the left navigation bar of any MedlinePlus page. You may also search the encyclopedia by selecting "Search MEDLINEplus" from the left column, typing in your search terms, and selecting the option, "Basic with Medical Encyclopedia" before pressing the "Go" button.

NLM welcomes your comments about MedlinePlus. The easiest way to send your thoughts is from the "We welcome your comments" link at the bottom of every page.