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What organizations offer comprehensive lists of medical conditions?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic and WebMD all provide Web users with access to as comprehensive a list of medical conditions as is possible, state their respective websites. Mayo Clinic has the greatest number of entries in its list of medical conditions.

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What organizations offer comprehensive lists of medical conditions?
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The A-Z Index of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an informational, navigation tool that makes its website easier to use, according to the CDC. The organization structures its index such that acronyms, synonyms and cross-referenced conditions offer Web users multiple ways to access the features and topics on the website. Both common and scientific terms are included in its entries.

In addition to an index of conditions, Mayo Clinic also features an index of tests and procedures, drugs and supplements, and symptoms, informs its website. The not-for-profit organization subsists through advertising but does not endorse any of the third-party products it advertises.

WebMD offers Web users access to an alphabetical index of medical conditions, as well as similar indexes on drugs, first aid topics, health games, medical tests and assessments, WebMD notes. Examples of entries on the WebMD conditions index include arthritis, arrhythmia and avascular necrosis. An additional example includes rheumatoid arthritis, which has its own entry, separate from arthritis, for clarity.

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