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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.

database

a store or bank of information in a form that can be processed by computer.

database

A collection of data or information, typically organised alphanumerically for ease and speed of search and retrieval.

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.

da·ta·base

(dā'tă-bās)
A collection of information on a given topic, stored digitally for rapid search and retrieval.

da·ta·base

(dā'tă-bās)
A collection of information on a given topic, stored digitally for rapid search and retrieval.

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 :)


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The authors acknowledge that the review does not include all public databases of microarray toxicogenomics experiments.
EMA maintains that EudraCT is not a public database and the European Directive that created it states that it should be kept confidential, it has previously argued that commercial confidentiality and patient confidentiality could be at risk if data was shared.
Work on the project includes managing applications for accreditation to the Water Technology List, considering additional technology categories, promoting the enhanced capital allowance scheme and maintaining the public database of accredited water efficient technologies.
And finally, the key public database for single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, which are simple gene mutations, is dbSNP, maintained by the NCBI.
This ID number comprises the lot or batch number, and the manufacturing and expiration dates, will then be uploaded on a searchable public database.
The new system will be needed two things: that devices have a new barcode that will hold the make, model and lot number of the device, and that all that information is available in a public database so that doctors, patients and the government can work together to identify safety issues immediately.