Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hypochondriac's Dream

The Diseases Database is a cross-referenced index of human disease, medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings etc. This site provides a medical textbook-like index and search portal covering areas including General internal medical disorders, Symptoms, Congenital and inherited disorders, Infectious diseases and organisms, Drugs and medications as well as Common haematology and biochemistry investigation abnormalities. This site provides a lists of items beloved of examiners in Medical School and beyond. Dictionary type definitions for many items via links to the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System. Subject specific hyperlinks to web information resources for many items. e.g. the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence's Guidelines on taxanes are available, whether you come from breast cancer or taxol/paclitaxel or taxanes. A 'pre-loaded' multiple search engine enquiry page using all item synonyms. And where suitable UMLS equivalents of items exist, the terms under which those concepts are known (including languages other than English), the source and the 'code' are shown. The site is tightly cross-navigable.


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