July 6, 2022

A PMID number (abbreviation from English: PubMed IDentifier or PubMed unique IDentifier) ​​is a unique number assigned to each PubMed citation of life science articles (anatomy, biochemistry, biology, physiology, etc.) and to articles in scientific publications belonging to to the bio-medical field. Its PubMed Central repository can assign an additional separate number, a PubMed Central Identifier (PMCID), usually written with the PMC prefix. In 2005, there were about 15-16 million PMID numbers in use, starting with 1, and about 1 million new numbers are added every year. The "Unique Identifier" [UID] label corresponds to the search field used in PubMed search "queries".


Using the PMID number as a search topic (with or without the field label [uid]), the relevant abstract will be displayed by PubMed. Multiple PMIDs in a search will yield one or more abstracts (it is interpreted in computer science as an "OR" operation). The text "PMID" must not be included in the search field. For example: to search for Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al., The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 report, in JAMA, vol . 289, n. 19, May 2003, pp. 2560–72, DOI: 10.1001 / jama.289.19.2560, PMID 12748199. You can go to the NIH website: Type 12748199 in the search box. To search in combination with other terms, you must include the search field label (The "field tag"), eg, smith [au] AND (10403340 [uid] OR vaccines [mh]). You can also type the PMID number in the "Entrez" section with the address


External links

(EN) PubMed, at - short form linking service using PMID's (EN) Creating a direct Web Link to the Entrez Databases, at