Construct an E-R diagram for a hospital with a set of patients and a set of medical
doctors. Associate with each patient a log of the various tests and examinations

Subject Database Management System
Institute Ahsanullah Institute of Information and Communication Technology 2013

A superkey is a set of one or more attributes that, taken collectively, allows us to identify uniquely an entity in the entity set. A superkey may contain extraneous attributes. If K is a superkey, then so is any superset of K. A superkey for which no proper subset is also a superkey is called a candidate key. It is possible that several distinct sets of attributes could serve as candidate keys. The primary key is one of the candidate keys that is chosen by the database designer as the principal means of identifying entities within an entity set.

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