HL7 Terminology
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HL7 Terminology, published by HL7 International - Vocabulary Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version null). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/UTG/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

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Defining URLhttp://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/v3-rxNorm
NameRxNorm
Statusactive
Definition

RxNorm provides standard names for clinical drugs (active ingredient + strength + dose form) and for dose forms as administered to a patient. It provides links from clinical drugs, both branded and generic, to their active ingredients, drug components (active ingredient + strength), and related brand names. NDCs (National Drug Codes) for specific drug products (where there are often many NDC codes for a single product) are linked to that product in RxNorm. RxNorm links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary.

RxNorm is one of a suite of designated standards for use in U.S. Federal Government systems for the electronic exchange of clinical health information.

PublisherNLM

Identifiers

TypeValuePreferred
OID2.16.840.1.113883.6.88true
URIhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnormtrue