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MedlinePlus Web Service

Department: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH) ( )
Sub Agency: U.S. National Library of Medicine ( )
The MedlinePlus Web Service ( ) provides a keyword search capability of MedlinePlus health topic data. The service accepts keyword searches as requests and returns relevant health topics in ranked order. The service also returns health topic summaries, search result snippets and other associated data.

MedlinePlus ( ) is a consumer facing web site that provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. It also provides a medical dictionary, links to the latest medical research and information about clinical trials. MedlinePlus can be used to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement and view medical videos or illustrations.
WSDL/Data Location:
Queries are submitted to the MedlinePlus Web Service in the following format:

Where: Keywords is a list of keywords separated by a plus sign (+) e.g.


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