By default, Entrez searches your text in "All fields", which looks for the text anywhere in the entry. So if you're getting irrelevant results, try limiting your text to a particular field.
Don't know what fields you can search for? Use the Advanced search.
1. Click on advanced beneath the search bar.
2. Click the drop down menu under Builder to see what fields are stored in gene records.
This is a comprehensive list of all fields you can search for. Fields will vary by database. Example shown here is for the Gene database.
You can search MedGen by...
These fields can be combined do refine your search.
After submitting your search, a list of results will appear with MedGen records that match your query. The results page is divided into 2 columns:
The record preview contains a title, description, unique identifiers, and links to external databases.
Click on the title of the record to access the full record.
MedGen records can be divided into 2 general categories: diseases/conditions and findings/symptoms.
Disease/condition records contain the following information:
Findings/symptom records contain the following information:
You can also use the links on the right sidebar to navigate through sections of the entry (Table of Contents), find genetic tests in the Genetic Testing Registry, and explore links to clinical and molecular resources and other related information.