database

(redirected from Data bases)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Data bases: Database software, Online databases

database

 [da´tah-bās″]
a collection of data or information. In online information retrieval, a collection of index records in machine readable form.
bibliographic database a database containing bibliographic records.
full text database a database containing the complete text of a source document such as a legal decision, news story, journal article, or other primary source.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

database

A collection of data or information, typically organised alphanumerically for ease and speed of search and retrieval.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

database

Register Clinical trials Any repository–often computerized for observations and related information about a group of Pts–eg, adult males living in Göteborg or a disease–eg, HTN or an intervention–eg, antihypertensives or other events or characteristics Informatics An aggregation of records or other data that is updatable; DBs manage and archive large amounts of information; a pool of information that can be accessed or retrieved by any of the parameters or 'fields' used for data entry–eg, Pt name, medical record number, date of admission, date of surgery, etc. See Administrative database, ADROIT database, Curated database, Factual database, Hazardous Substances & Health Effects Database, LOINC database, Medical error superdatabase, Relational database, SAGE database.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

da·ta·base

(dā'tă-bās)
A collection of information on a given topic, stored digitally for rapid search and retrieval.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

da·ta·base

(dā'tă-bās)
A collection of information on a given topic, stored digitally for rapid search and retrieval.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about database

Q. where is the greatest data base of Fibromyalgia over the net? do someone know the address ? will i find all my answers there ? is it like here where you can chat with other patient ?

A. i looked for information about Fibromyalgia all around the web and the best site gathering reliable information on it is:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html

gives you every web page about it and with a quality stamp :)


More discussions about database
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Multiple-file applications of data base management include inventory, test reporting, billing, and anatomic pathology reports (using a WP program to write the reports).
Business intelligent applications can be considered as an intermediary operator between the data base and manager, offering both the possibility of analysis and also the chance of profitable decision issue.
An example of the versatility of a data base program can be shown in the use of an employee file.
This information went into yet another data base, which members can use to help them determine the best defense to use in a particular case.
One data base supplier of business information, Predicasts, is increasing its engineering business.
A CD-ROM library is a full-text data base that can be searched with keywords incorporating "boolean logic" (i.e., the use of "and," "or," and similar connectors).
The future researches will take into account both the improvement of the structured data bases and the accomplishment of some interconditioning relations between the data bases which should facilitate the access to the necessary information.
CompuServe has different forums and data bases, so Vance tries to use the cheaper ones.
Design changes made manually can be digitized on the coordinate measurement machine and the new data then transferred back to the CAD, resulting in an updated data base. Cutter paths then can be regenerated and tooling revisions easily made.
By dialing into your favorite computer information service (sometimes called an on-line data base or interactive service), you can get whatever you need without leaving your office.
At first glance, this may appear to be a traditional data base management problem.
But as personal computer users struggle to retrieve and collate information from increasingly complex and unwieldy computer files and data bases, something more than memorizing lists of commands or following sequences of instructions is needed.