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OMIM: {{{1}}}

UsageEdit

This template creates an abbreviated reference citation to a specific numbered page at the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database.

{{OMIM3|#####}}, where "#####" is the OMIM page number.

Results: OMIM: 12345

This template is good to use after the first OMIM citation (use the {{OMIM}} template instead for that) in an article/section, as it is too short and uninformative by itself to use in the first instance (and isn't a wikilink to the Mendelian Inheritance in Man article, since {{OMIM}} already does that). Also, {{OMIM2}} can be used after {{OMIM3}} to shorten a long list of OMIM citations.

Furthermore, this template can also be used in infoboxes, though {{OMIM2}} (and its {{OMIM4}} plainlinks variant) were specifically intended for this purpose; which is more appropriate really depends on the layout of the infobox. Use in infoboxes will probably not need {{OMIM}} as the first citation. A non-"plainlinks" version of {{OMIM4}}, with the standard external link icon, is also available at {{OMIM3}}, for use in infoboxes where it is not already clear that the links are external, and in regular article prose. {{OMIM5}} should only be used when user confusion as to internal/external links is unlikely.

Example of use:

  • An infobox where the OMIM (among others) template appears in a "External information" table cell.

Where multiple OMIM citations are needed in such a cell, it may be prudent to use {{OMIM5}} for the first OMIM citation and {{OMIM4}} for subsequent ones.

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