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The Wikipedia software recognizes inline PMID numbers.[1]

The software automatically creates a search link to PubMed in the same way that it does for International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for books.[2] No template is required to enable this feature.

When a PMID is known, it may be helpful to use it in the same way as it is good practice to use ISBN references for book sources.[3]

It is important when making a link to have only a space after "PMID" followed by the numbers; do not use the colon which is present in PubMed citations.

Correct:   PMID 4957203
Incorrect: PMID:4957203
Incorrect: PubMed 4957203
The formatted citation is displayed as a blue link:
          PMID 4957203

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  1. PMID is an acronym for "PubMed ID". PMID stands for "PubMed IDentifier" number.
  2. Ayers, Phoebe et al. (2008). How Wikipedia Works: and How You Can Be a Part of It, p. 186.
  3. Ayers, p. 190.