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MEDLINEThe National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database for scientific publication, and computerised version of the printed Index Medicus. It is maintained as a service of the National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health); it summarises thousands of pieces of biomedical research literature in selected journals, and indexes the content of biomedical and health sciences journals.
MEDLINE is the most widely used of 40 MEDLARS databases managed by the NLM; citations for 7.5 million articles published since 1966 from ±4,500 health and biomedical journals are compiled in MEDLINE.
MEDLINEMedical informatics National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database for scientific publication, and computer version of the printed Index Medicus. See National Library of Medicine.
MedlineA large computer database containing a substantial proportion of the papers produced in the best medical journals over a period of years. Medline contains millions of entries and is accessible free of charge to almost any doctor interested enough to wish to consult it. A search, however, requires special skill if one is not to be inundated with references.
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