Mendelian Inheritance in Man


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Mendelian Inheritance in Man (MIM),

(men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tans man),
A standard, comprehensive, regularly updated reference source for traits in humans that have been shown to be mendelian or that are thought on reasonable grounds to be so. Each entry has a six-digit catalogue number. Those securely established (by molecular biology or by extensive clinical studies) are marked with an asterisk.

Mendelian Inheritance in Man

A database begun in the early 1960s by Dr VA McKusick as a catalog of mendelian traits and disorders. 12 paper editions were published between 1966 and 1998. The online version, OMIM, was created in the mid-1980s and went live on the web in 1995.

Men·del·i·an In·her·i·tance in Man

(MIM) (men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tăns man)
A standard, comprehensive, regularly updated reference source for traits in humans that have been shown to be mendelian or that are thought on reasonable grounds to be so. Each entry has a six-digit catalog number. Those securely established (by molecular biology or by extensive clinical studies) are marked with an asterisk.
References in periodicals archive ?
This fourth strategy, adopted by the Welch Library in its work with authors and editors of Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man ([OMIM.sup.TM]), the GDB Human Genome Data Base ([GDB.sup.TM]), and the Principles of Ambutatory Medicine (PAM), involves the library directly in the processes of scientific communication as a publisher.
He provides algorithm scripts for each of the languages, along with step-by-step explanations of the algorithms used for retrieving, organizing, merging, and analyzing such data sources as the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results project, the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service, the mortality records of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Census, and the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man data set on inherited conditions.
Included among the databases on offer are GenBank, the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project, and numerous organism-specific genome databases.
* Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/ omim.