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The NLM archives contain older Web pages from the National Library of Medicine’s main Website. All pages in the archives are considered to be of permanent value. They are moved from the current site to the archives when their contents are no longer current. NLM has made a commitment to keep them available permanently.

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Last reviewed: 03 April 2006
Last updated: 03 April 2006
First published: 04 May 2004
Metadata| Permanence level: Permanent: Dynamic Content