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MEDLINE on this service contains over 4 million citations and abstracts, providing unparalleled access to worldwide biomedical literature. The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and since 2002, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases such as SPACELINE and HISTLINE. Subject content includes anatomy; communication disorders; microbiology; paramedical professions; pathology; physiology; psychiatry; toxicology; dentistry; parasitology; reproductive biology; epidemiology; gene therapy; surgical and pharmaceutical intervention; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; institutional operations; laboratory techniques and procedures; diagnosis and management; clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols; legislation and regulation; allied health specialties; continuing education; investigational drugs and new drug uses, and some veterinary medicine.

Dates of Coverage
    2001 - current
Update Frequency
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
        Spinal anesthesia for a patient with a calcium channel mutation
        causing hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
    AU: Author
        Hecht, M L; Valtysson, B; Hogan, K
    AF: Affiliation
        Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services, Tucson, USA.
    SO: Source
        Anesthesia and analgesia, 1997 Feb, 84(2):461-4
    IS: ISSN
    DE: Descriptors
        Adult; *Anesthesia, Spinal; *Calcium Channels: genetics; Female;
        Humans; *Hypokalemia: genetics; Hysterectomy, Vaginal; Male;
        *Mutation; *Paralyses, Familial Periodic: genetics; Potassium:
        administration & dosage; Preoperative Care
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
        Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't,
    FV: Format Availability
    CP: Country of Publication
    RN: Registry Number
        0 (Calcium Channels); 7440-09-7 (Potassium)
    LR: Last Revision Date
    ST: Status
    UD: Update
    RO: Record Owner
        National Library of Medicine
    SF: Subfile
        Abridged Index Medicus; Index Medicus
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code.

    AB = Abstract JN = Journal Name
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number LR = Last Revision Date
    AU = Author NT = Notes
    CP = Country of Publication OT = Original Title
    DB = Databank PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    EE = Electronic Publication Date RN = Registry Number
    RO = Record Owner RP = Report Number
    FE = Features SF = Subfile
    FV = Format Availability SM = Space Flight Mission
    GI = Grant Information SO = Source
    GS = Gene Symbol ST = Status
    ID = Identifiers TI = Title
    IR = Investigator UD = Update
    IS = ISSN

Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how author names appear in the database. Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type