Biomedical Resources
[Dewey numbers: 362.1; 599.9; 610s]
 Biotechnology  Anatomy  Diseases  Genetics and Molecular Biology  Psychology  General Health Topics
Complete Home Medical Guide -
From Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons comes this online medical guide. Includes sections on: How To Get The Care You Need; Health Care Needs of the Aged and Disabled; Medical Decision Making; Good Health; Good Nutrition; Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse; Infancy and Childhood; Adolescent Years; Women; Men; Symptoms; Diagnostic Tests and Procedures; CPR and Life Support; First-Aid Procedures; Safety; Diseases including: Heart and Blood Vessel; Cancer; Infectious; HIV and AIDS; Respiratory; Endocrine Disorders; Digestive System; Blood; Musculoskeletal System; Arthritis; Brain; Kidney and Urinary Tract; Skin; Allergies; Eyes; Ear, Nose, and Throat; Oral Health; Mental and Emotional Health; Medications; Prescribed Drugs; Health Organizations and Resources; Poison Control Centers; and Medical Records.
Online Medical Dictionary -
This British website provides a comprehensive medical dictionary.
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary -
This site provides a well-known publisher's medical dictionary.
Human Biology Web Site -
Complete online college course in human biology. Includes slide list and notes, links to related resources, lecture notes, and articles. (University of Virginia)
MedicineNet -
A source for information about health, diseases and illnesses. Written for the average person, without medical knowledge. Includes sections on: diseases and treatments, medications and their effects, medical news, a medical dictionary.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health -
Practical information related to medical and general health matters. Information given in both Spanish and English.
Yahoo! Medicine -
Categories in this directory include: Acupuncture; Anatomy; Andrology; Anesthesiology; Audiology; Aviation and Aerospace Medicine; Biomedical Ethics; Biostatistics; Bloodless Medicine; Booksellers; Cardiology; Chiropractic; Clinical Chemistry; Clinical Trials; Clinical Virology; Commercial Software; Conferences; Dentistry; Dermatology; Dictionaries; Diseases and Conditions; Education; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Environmental Medicine; Epidemiology; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Health Psychology; Hematology; History; Human Genetics; Humor; Hyperbaric; Immunology; Infectious Diseases; Informatics; Institutes; Internal Medicine; Journals; Kinesiology; Libraries; Magazines; Medical Humanities; Medical Imaging; Medical Transcription; Microbiology and Virology; Mountain Medicine; Museums and Exhibits; Nephrology; Neurology; Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine; Nuclear Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Occupational Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Oncology; Ophthalmology; Optometry; Organizations; Orthopedics; Osteopathy; Otolaryngology; Pain Management; Palliative Care; Papers; Pathology; Pediatrics; People; Performing Arts Medicine; Perfusion Technology; Pharmacy; Physiatry; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant; Physician Employment; Physiology; Plastic Surgery; Podiatry; Preventive Medicine; Procedures and Therapies; Psychiatry; Pulmonary and Critical Care; Radiology; Respiratory Therapy; Rheumatology; Rural Health; Sleep Medicine; Speech Pathology; Sports Medicine; Surgery; Toxicology; Translation Services; Tropical Medicine; Urology; Vascular Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Web Directories; Wound Care; and Usenet.
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources -
This collection of links is managed by the Hardin Hospital at the University of Iowa. They "list the sites that list the sites" ... pages have pointers to the most complete and frequently cited lists in each subject. This site is three or more levels removed from actual information.
Glossary of Medical Terms -
Do you need to have a medical term defined? Click on a letter to view the corresponding section of the glossary. (Currently [May 2001] being updated)
Medical-Technical Terms in Nine European Languages -
Medical terms defined in these languages: Dansk (Danish), Deutsche (German), English, Espanol (Spanish), Francais (French), Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Portugues (Portuguese).

Human anatomy [611]

Vesalius Image Archive -
This site is a comprehensive database of human anatomical images. "As a visitor, you can view and download images and use them for educational or non-commercial purposes, provided that you don't modify the Vesalius watermark or Gary Wind signature." You will need to register (free) to use the site although you can look at the images without registering. Topics include: Abdomen, Biliary, Breast, Embryology, Head, Heart, Hernia, Musculoskeletal, Neck, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular, and Other Topics.
Human Anatomy On-line -
This Web site provides pictures, text and animations of the systems of the human body: skeletal, digestive, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive (female/male), and urinary.
The Visible Human Project -
"The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals. The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project® is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts."
Digital Anatomist Project -
This site provides 2-D and 3-D images of various systems of the human body. More are being added as time goes on. (University of Washington, Seattle)
BodyQuest (Anatomy Information Project) -
This ThinkQuest project is "an exploration of anatomy designed for students aged between 11 and 16." Links are provided to the following human organs and  systems: Blood; Brain; Capillary; Circulatory System; Digestive System; Ear; Endocrine System; Eye; Excretory System; Heart; Immune System; Intestines; Muscular System; NervousSystem; Nose; Reproductive System; Respiratory System; and Skeletal System. The site may be browsed alphabetically, categorically or by use of a "body map."
Anatomy-Histology Tutorials -
This Web site, provided as part of a medical school course has links to the following tutorials: "Normal Anatomy -- A set of Visible Human Project images demonstrates sectional anatomy of the human body; Neuroanatomy -- This tutorial demonstrates neuroanatomical features of the CNS with labelled images and comparison with MRI scans; Histotechniques -- This tutorial describes and illustrates the processes involved in making a microscopic glass slide from tissues examined in the pathology laboratory; Special Stains -- This tutorial describes the nature and usages of a variety of histopathological staining techniques to assist in tissue diagnosis, along with representative images of selected stains; Procedure Manuals -- Manuals for preparation and performance of routine and special stains, and manuals for laboratory safety, are available in Acrobat pdf format; Electron Microscopy -- A set of electron micrographs demonstrates normal, benign, and malignant pathologic findings as seen by use of electron microscopy." (Edward C. Klatt, Dept of Pathology, Univ. of Utah)

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