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Dorland's Medical Dictionary added to

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA, January 3, 2007 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive database of online reference material, has announced the addition of Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers to its flagship site,

Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers is based on the content of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, which has been the premier dictionary for health care professionals for over 100 years. Created especially with the health care consumer in mind, Dorland's contains about 40,000 entries and over 350 illustrations and provides authoritative, concise definitions for a wide range of terms used in the health sciences, including anatomy, physiology, diseases, drugs, tests and procedures, and much, much more. The material will supplement's already impressive medical dictionary, which includes over 45,000 entries from all areas of medicine and healthcare.

Steve Boymel, co-founder and executive vice president of Farlex, Inc., says he is excited about expanding's medical dictionary. "This new content will prove invaluable to both professionals and the general public interested in accessing the clearest, most comprehensive definitions of medical terminology. We are constantly aiming to improve and update TheFreeDictionary by including the best reference material out there, and Dorland's Medical Dictionary certainly qualifies."

Doug Anderson, Chief Lexicographer at Elsevier, is similarly enthusiastic about the move. "We are looking forward to bringing the premier content of Dorland's to  TheFreeDictionary's growing audience, and we are very pleased to have Dorland's represented on an online reference site of  TheFreeDictionary's stature."

Along with its medical dictionary, offers a wealth of other free and valuable research tools including a legal dictionary and computing dictionary, as well as the Columbia, Wikipedia, and Hutchinson Encyclopedias.  For more, visit




Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly become one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web. From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has grown to include medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, has been accessed by more than 450 million visitors.

About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. ( is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, and, contain over five million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.

About Elsevier:

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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