Wikipedia:Medical disclaimer

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This page has our disclaimer notice in simple language, so that it can be understood by more people.
For our official legal version, please see the English-language Wikipedia.


There are many articles in this Wikipedia that talk about medical topics such as diseases and conditions. These articles sometimes also have a section that talks about how such a problem is usually solved, or how a disease can be treated. There is no guarantee that these descriptions are good, or that they are true. What is said in the article may not be true, correct, precise or accurate. Even if it is, it may not apply to your case.

Most of these articles are not written by professionals.

The medical information given on Wikipedia is of a general nature, at best. Medical professionals (such as doctors, physicians, nurses, pharmacists/chemists...) have studied how to solve such problems. The information on a medical subject present in Wikipedia cannot replace the advice of a medical professional. Wikipedia is not a doctor.

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