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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Drug Terminologies

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  • Terminologies support some reasoning
    • about existence
      • What drugs, with what ingredients, packaging exist?
    • about abstractions, generalizations
      • Drug classes and their members.
      • "Clinical Drugs"
    • FDA Listing, Multum, RxNorm
  • Terminologies alone do not cover reasoning about purpose, effect, interactions etc.
    • More complete knowledge bases are needed
    • NDF-RT includes some pharmacological knowledge
      • may-treat,
      • mechanism-of-action,
      • physiologic-effect,
      • chemical-class
      • some pharmacokinetics

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