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MedlinePlus, with the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, is a website network containing health information from the world's largest medical library, the United States National Library of Medicine, in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health.[1] The website also contains an online medical dictionary, drug/herbal index, and a news service for medical news reports.[1] The site is intended to be used by health care providers and patients, and designed to provide up-to-date, authoritative information. MedlinePlus is updated daily.

MedlinePlus provides:

  • information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 740 diseases and conditions
  • interactive health tutorials
  • lists of hospitals and physicians
  • a medical encyclopedia (A.D.A.M., Inc. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia)
  • a medical dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
  • health information in Spanish
  • extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs
  • health information from the media
  • links to local health resources via the Go Local projects
  • links to thousands of clinical trials
  • links to pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE/PubMed database for recent research articles on selected health topics

There is no advertising on the site and MedlinePlus does not endorse companies or products.


  1. ^ a b "MedlinePlus Health Information" (home page, overview), MedlinePlus website, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, and National Institutes of Health, USA, October 2007, webpage: MedlinePlus-Gov.


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