MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues using non-technical terms and language.

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Jan Willis, NLM
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in MedlinePlus Health Topics should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
002804   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from MedlinePlus Health Topics should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry MedlinePlus Health Topics

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 8 mappings to external registries for this resource with 4 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL AberOWL logo aberowl MEDLINEPLUS
BioContext biocontext MEDLINEPLUS
BioPortal BioPortal Prefixes logo bioportal MEDLINEPLUS
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.bf8dsb
HL7 HL7 External Code Systems logo hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.173
Integbio Integbio logo integbio nbdc00836 logo miriam medlineplus
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t medlineplus

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 002804 is used to demonstrate the providers available for MedlinePlus Health Topics. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
MedlinePlus Health Topics medlineplus
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here. These are typically inherited from or Prefix Commons, and need extra curation.

Code Name URL
medlineplus.fp MedLine Plus home page