Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary definitions available via

Thesaurus linked directly to this renowned resource

Amsterdam, 17 October 2005 - Users of, the web-based abstracts service covering the global biomedical and pharmacological published literature, now have seamless access to definitions from Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. This recent enhancement provides links from EMTREE Thesaurus drug and disease terms directly to Dorland's definitions.

While searching, users can now easily find more information on specific terms and gain better understanding of concepts through the connection to Dorland's. For example a user looking for records relating to terms such as "cholestatic hepatitis" within the thesaurus will now automatically find a corresponding definition within the search results.

"This new feature, a logical combination of two powerful biomedical information tools produced by Elsevier, provides searchers with a more customer-focused service," says Lisette Cleyndert, Senior Product Manager, "Linking these 'scope notes' to thesaurus terms will be particularly useful for graduate and medical students, as well as for more advanced researchers and clinicians in academic, corporate and government settings. Feedback from the market has already been extremely positive."

Access to content from Dorland's is available to licensed institutions at no additional fee.

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Produced by Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, is an integrated web-based service, providing access to current, comprehensive and validated biomedical and pharmacological information. Updated daily, it contains over 17 million bibliographic records with abstracts from EMBASE (1974-present) and unique MEDLINE records (1966-present); 550,000 records are added annually. he file covers more than 6,000 journal titles published in 70 countries and features extensive linking to full text, gene and protein sequence databases and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

About Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
For over 100 years, healthcare professionals have relied on Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary for its unmatched comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity and ease of use. The 30th Edition features more than 125,000 terms, including over 3,000 new terms (over 800 related to complementary and alternative medicine) as well as improved and expanded appendices.

About Elsevier
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