Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Here you can 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 and have access to information on over 975 diseases and conditions. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL:

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Browse the dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Health Topics: Find information on health, wellness, disorders and conditions.

Drugs & Supplements: Learn about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements.

Videos & Tools: Discover tutorials, health and surgery videos, games, and quizzes.

Medical Encyclopedia: Articles and images for diseases, symptoms, tests, treatments.