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Better Understand Diseases, Health Conditions, and Medical Language


MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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MedlinePlus Health Topics 

This section of the MedlinePlus website is where people can read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 900 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus  health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

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MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary 

This medical dictionary can be used to look up definitions of medical words. It is provided as a service of the U.S. National Libray of Medicine and the NIH. It is part of the MedlinePlus website.

Click on this link to go to the health topics area of the medline plus website.

Understanding Diseases & Conditions 

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