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If you are contacting me because I am an admin near the beginning of the alphabetical list, please first read Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. --Arcadian (talk) 15:50, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Also, I occasionally receive messages from individuals looking for information about a medical condition affecting them or someone in their family. I can't provide assistance in these matters (see Wikipedia:Medical disclaimer), and I can't guarantee a response to each email. However, if you frame your inquiry in terms of the condition itself, I may be able to be of assistance. If you have a question and Wikipedia's page doesn't answer it, it is likely that other people have had the same question. Rather than answer the specific question via email or on a talk page, a more enduring solution would be to make the underlying article more complete or more clear. --Arcadian (talk) 22:48, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Other metabolic pathology[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Other metabolic pathology has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Tom (LT) (talk) 07:54, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:MuscleLoyola[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:MuscleLoyola has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 12:28, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Pheneticillin for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Pheneticillin is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pheneticillin until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. A8v (talk) 23:58, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of List of images in Gray's Anatomy: XII. Surface anatomy and Surface Markings for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of images in Gray's Anatomy: XII. Surface anatomy and Surface Markings is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of images in Gray's Anatomy: XII. Surface anatomy and Surface Markings until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Tom (LT) (talk) 05:17, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:EMedicineDictionary[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:EMedicineDictionary has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Tom (LT) (talk) 06:43, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Great to see you back[edit]

Wondering if you would be interested in helping with this project [Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation_task_force]. We are basically improving the leads of important medical articles to get them ready for translation into other languages. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:12, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Eponymous medical signs for urinary system[edit]

Template:Eponymous medical signs for urinary system has been nominated for merging with Template:Urinary system symptoms and signs. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Tom (LT) (talk) 03:27, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 101 Damnations (book)[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infestation navs[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Infestation navs has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Izno (talk) 14:17, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Renaming of Chromosome Categories[edit]

Hello, Arcadian - I see that you're not real active on Wiki these days, but I do hope you will find/take the time to participate in the CFD discussion that is taking place regarding the series of categories that you created some time back for the genes on human chromosomes. I think your input would be very helpful, in particular regarding the X & Y chromosomes (as I outlined in my comment in the CFD discussion). Regards, Cgingold (talk) 05:57, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of List of images in Gray's Anatomy: I. Embryology for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of images in Gray's Anatomy: I. Embryology is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of images in Gray's Anatomy: I. Embryology (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4[edit]

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter #4

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Released: 1 July, 2015
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WikiProject Anatomy participant! This is the fourth update, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. We've had a quiet time over the last half-year or so, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter and will probably release the next one around the end of the year. If you'd like to provide some feedback, if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
What's going on
The vermiform appendix, seen in the bottom left and the cause of much anguish when inflammed, stirs up an interesting discussion.
  • Should Vermiform appendix be retitled to its more common name (Appendix)? The discussion continues!
  • A large number of "back end" changes are made, and integration with Wikidata continues -- see the focus for more.
  • Our set of cranial nerve-related articles receive a review by a subject expert
How can I contribute?
Our articles on the 13 12 cranial nerves receive a review from a subject expert
Issue focus - technical changes

This issue was originally going to focus on how far we've come as a project. However, that encouraging news can wait until next issue, as there are simply too many changes going on at the "back end" of our project not to write about. What do I mean by "back end"? I mean changes that are not necessarily visible to readers, but may have a significant impact on the way we edit or on future edits.

Templates

A number of visible changes have been made to our templates. Firstly, the way our templates have been linked together has changed. Previously, this was a small bar with single-letter links. This has been replaced by a light-coloured box contained within all our templates with fully-worded links, which provides links to relevant anatomy and medical templates. This should make life a lot easier, particularly for students and other readers who are struggling with the vastness of anatomical systems and their related diseases and treatments.

As part of this, almost all our templates have been reviewed and cleaned up. The previously confusing colour scheme has been removed and colour standardised. The titles have been simplified. References to "identifiers" in the titles of navigation boxes (such as Gray's Anatomy and Terminologia Anatomica numbers) have been removed. Where possible, the wiki-code of templates has been updated to give a cleaner, more standardised, format that is hopefully more friendly to new editors. The cleanup continues , please feel free to contribute or propose templates which need attention.

Anatomy infobox

Most of our articles have an infobox. Previously, there were 11 separate infoboxes for different fields, such as muscles, nerves and embryology. These have been united so that at the "back end", every template will take formatting directly from the main anatomy infobox -- however at the "front end", there is little difference for readers. This will make future changes much easier -- including adding new fields, formatting, and reordering the contents. Several changes have already been made: infoboxes now link to a relevant anatomical terminology article; contents are now divided into 'Identifiers' and 'Details' headings, making it easier to grasp content for new readers; and new fields have been added, including Greek and UBERON, with several more under discussion.

External links

An editor has reviewed all our template-based external links. These are the links that often fill the "External links" category, and sometimes used as citations. At least thirty different links sets, with the number of links stretching into the thousands, have been fixed, and if not functioning, deleted. A number of non-functioning dead links (with no archived websites available), and one or two others, have been deleted. This helps keep our 'external links' section relevant and functioning for those readers who want extra information about articles.

Wikidata

Perhaps our most important change has been integration with Wikidata. This is because of both its current uses and potential future uses. Wikidata is a service related to Wikipedia focusing on storing information. Data relating to a Wikipedia item (such as a muscle or bone, or even a template) can have related "structured" infomation stored systematically alongside it. For example, a muscle can have information about its embryological origin, nerve supply, and the relevant sections of Terminologica Anatomica (TA) stored alongside it. Much information that was stored within articles on infoboxes is now stored on Wikidata, including the TA, TH, and TE fields. An immediate benefit is that Wikipedias in every language will (as they update their own infoboxes, be able to automatically include this information. New data can be entered in a much easier format, and data can be batch entered by bots making future updates much easier Future uses include data visualisation. I personally am looking forward to the day when a reader can view a wikidata-based "tree", clicking mesoderm and seeing all of the derived structures, then selecting the intermediate mesoderm, then Pronephric duct, mesonephric duct and vas deferens. The possibilities of using Wikidata for data visualisation are really quite encouraging!

Our next issue will focus on how far WikiProject Anatomy has come in the past 2 years.

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Nomination for deletion of Template:BiowebUW[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:BiowebUW has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Safiel (talk) 20:16, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of List of images and subjects in Gray's Anatomy for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of images and subjects in Gray's Anatomy is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of images and subjects in Gray's Anatomy until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Tom (LT) (talk) 11:30, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Template:Heart listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Gymnodiniales listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Proposed deletion[edit]

I'm nominating Robot (dance) for deletion. Regards Tapered (talk) 06:11, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Microcheilia[edit]

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Nomination of Odontogenic for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Odontogenic is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Eponymous medical signs[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Eponymous medical signs has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. RockMagnetist(talk) 17:31, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Skin physiology[edit]

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Nomination of Microcheilia for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Microcheilia is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Microcheilia until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Fleeing listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Nomination of Ablepharon for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ablepharon is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Nomination of Atony for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Family Practice Notebook for deletion[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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{{PDB Molecule of the Month}}[edit]

Hi, I've done a quick update of the {{PDB Molecule of the Month}} template that you created way back in '07. Let me know if you spot any problem with it. The PDB changed the way it formatted its links so it broke all the ones already in articles. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:23, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Medical conditions[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Medical conditions has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Tom (LT) (talk) 22:54, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Abnormal clinical and laboratory findings for urine[edit]

Template:Abnormal clinical and laboratory findings for urine has been nominated for merging with Template:Urine tests. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Tom (LT) (talk) 21:27, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Inferior border[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Superior border[edit]

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Nomination of Superior border for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Superior border is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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No objection. --Arcadian (talk) 14:44, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Eponymous medical signs for digestive system and general abdominal signs[edit]

Template:Eponymous medical signs for digestive system and general abdominal signs has been nominated for merging with Template:Digestive system and abdomen symptoms and signs. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Tom (LT) (talk) 17:20, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Scleroprotein disease[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Scleroprotein disease has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.

  • I wasn't the person who nominated this, but they failed to notify you, so here you go. ~ RobTalk 13:56, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Issues in the Cerebellum article[edit]

Hi,
I'm editor-in-chief of Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, and we're about to consider a snapshot of the Cerebellum article for publication in this journal: Wikiversity Journal of Medicine/Cerebellum. This would make it easier for external sources to use and cite this work, and after we've advanced the journal these publications will be searchable in PubMed as well. Since you have been one of the most active contributors to this article, we would like to include you in the "author" list, but we want these to be the authors' real names. If you approve, you may edit that article to change your username to your real name, or include it in a reply to me. Otherwise, you will be attributed by a link to the history page of the Wikipedia article. Also, the work has undergone peer review, and I'd appreciate if you could have a look into the peer review comments, and help amending the mentioned issues before publication in the journal: /Cerebellum#Peer review. You may first look at its history to see what corrections have already been made by other authors.
Best regards,
Mikael Häggström (talk) 12:46, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Nomenclature disparities in MAC article[edit]

It has come to my attention that there are two entries on Wikipedia involving MAC:

    about MAI, 
    about MAC proper.

Five years ago a discussion was started on whether to merge the two entries, but no decision was reached AFAIK.

I am in email contact with people at a medical center renowned for its expertise in pulmonary diseases. However none of them has consented (yet) to spend the time necessary for the type of professional peer-review that I think these entries need.

Do you have any input on this matter?

Seniorexpat (talk) 19:40, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participate[edit]

Hi

Did you know about Wikiversity Journal of Medicine? It is an open access, peer reviewed medical journal, with no publication charges. You can find more about it by reading the article on The Signpost featuring this journal.

We welcome you to have a look the journal. Feel free to participate.

You can participate in any one or more of the following ways:

The future of this journal as a separate Wikimedia project is under discussion and the name can be changed suitably. Currently a voting for the same is underway. Please cast your vote in the name you find most suitable. We would be glad to receive further suggestions from you. It is also acceptable to mention your votes in the wide-reach@wikiversityjournal.org email list. Please note that the voting closes on 16th August, 2016, unless protracted by consensus, due to any reason.

DiptanshuTalk 13:20, 11 August 2016 (UTC) -on behalf of the Editorial Board, Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Publishing Hippocampus in WikiJournal[edit]

Hi,

Would you like to join as an author in the project of having the article Hippocampus published in WikiJournal of Medicine? WikiJournal of Medicine is an open-access journal with no publication charges of any kind. Published articles will be given standard citation formats and DOI codes so that they can be cited by external works. Before publication, all articles undergo peer review, so after this is done I would like you to join the task of amending any issues that arise from it. I found you among the most active contributors to the article [1]. To be displayed among the main authors of the publication in WikiJournal of Medicine, you need to agree and sign the "Submission letter", and you should also write your real name. In any case, we'll attribute contributors by a link to the article history of Hippocampus.

Cheers,

Mikael Häggström (talk) 08:31, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Editor-in-chief, WikiJournal of Medicine

This article has now been peer reviewed by a neuroscientist, discovering several issues: Wikiversity:The Hippocampus#Peer review comments
I still hope you can help out in amending these issues. Mikael Häggström (talk) 14:33, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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WikiProject Anatomy newsletter #5[edit]

WP:Anatomy newsletter (#5)

Previous
Released: November 2016
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WP:Anatomy participant! This is our fifth newsletter, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. There hasn't been too much worthy of news, and I have less time to dedicate to this project, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter.

I value feedback, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talk page, or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
How can I contribute?
  • Participate in discussions - a number of discussions such as those on our talk page or about our infobox would benefit from your opinion!
  • Continue to add content to our articles
  • Collaborate and discuss with other editors - many hands make light work!
Focus - how far we've come

How far have we come since our first newsletter... the answer is quite a lot! Here goes:

  • Hundreds to thousands of articles improved and standardised by many, many editors.
  • 14 new good articles created or added to our project [3]
  • Improved quality of our articles - subjectively and objectively. GAs quadrupled from 5 to 16, B-class articles doubles from 62 to 115, C-class article well on the way to trebling from 219 to 611, Start-class increased from 1,082 to 1,570.
  • Tens to hundreds of mergers performed between tiny, unedited articles - a remnant of our Gray's Anatomy (1918) heritage.
  • Layout guidelines changed and layout standardised for the majority of our articles
  • In the project space:
  • Active integration with wikidata in our infoboxes
  • Overhaul of all of our navboxes
  • Review and integration of all of our templates
  • External link templates reviewed to ensure they all work
  • To help improve anatomical literacy:

These are substantial improvements and my thanks go out to our many editors who played a part in this. These improvements are almost always the result of consensus, compromise, collaboration and discussion between multiple editors.

I hope we can continue to improve in the future. How can you help? Continue to edit, add content, and create a welcoming atmosphere so that new editors will join us.

Well done to us all, and the many anonymous editors who've helped along the way!

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Arcadian.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Surgeries[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Surgeries has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Tom (LT) (talk) 05:29, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

SS in category[edit]

Someone is wondering what the SS is for in the title here[4]. Was that a typo? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:46, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:RocheLexicon[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:RocheLexicon has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Tom (LT) (talk) 23:15, 17 February 2017 (UTC)