The dictionary is used throughout the NHS (UK National Health Service) as a means of uniquely identifying medicines and medical devices used in the health care of patients.
Medicine Dictionary is here for:
Although a beta version, there are many features that you can use already. Browse medicines by ingredients or their therapeutical moiety (molecular segment), browse NHS medicines sorted by price, lookup devices by colour, lookup medicines by flavour, etc.
Search medicines by name or part of code.
Below are various routes you can take to browse the data with examples for each.
Some website elements use different naming from the dm+d where it allows to communicate briefly, without acronyms and without sacrificing compatibility.
E.g. "Virtual medical product" or "VMT" is called a "Concept" and "Actual medical product" or "AMT" is just called a "Product". This is outlined in the headlines above.
Site is optimised to adjust to mobile devices, tablets and various PDA screens, fully linkable, optimised for easy findability and accessibility.
Linkable means that you can share or bookmark a link to any resource using its URL or dm+d code. Just copy the URL.
E.g. Products (AMP) have the following URL format:
Your link is guaranteed to point to the right place even if product name or other information changes in the future. It will also show other relevant products if this one gets discontinued.
Findable means that beside the on-site search engine,
you can also use a public search engine to run queries with advanced operators against the dataset like so:
testosterone OR progesterone NOT transdermal site:medicinedict.com
There are many more operators supported including "allintitle:" to search in names only, price ranges etc. Check these links for Google’s & Bing search operators. Given example uses Microsoft Bing syntax.
Accessible, because it conforms to AAA level with WCAG 2.0 guidelines and therefore is optimised to work well for blind and other disabled users.
All data published on this site is consistent with the dm+d as per dm+d editorial policy. Full up to date document (115 pages) can be downloaded from the dm+d documentation.
dm+d Programme Board and Content Committee chaired by the Head of Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group, Department of Health.
Peer Review Group members are asked to review and comment on papers for submission to the dm+d and provide feedback via email. The group consisting of clinical and other professionals can meet if needed.
Content of dm+d is continually reviewed and improved. Releases of up-to-date datasets are provided weekly. Medicine Dictionary is kept up to date with latest releases on a regular basis unless there are backwards incompatible changes to the dm+d schema. Last update 14th of March 2014.
Website development, hosting and marketing is provided privately by its principal author and developer Franck Malina. Franck is information systems architect, web and data developer, not a medical professional.
Unless you are a medical professional, please bear in mind information provided on the site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
Medicine Dictionary displays relevant, on topic advertising, clearly separated from the content and clearly marked as advertisement. Content of the site is not influenced by advertisers. We do not control the ads’ content, but can block certain adverts. If you don’t like any of the adverts, please email us.
This website never collects your personal information. Advertising cookies are used to make advertising more effective. If you email us, and please do, with whatever query you might have, your contact information will be solely used to communicate with you with regards to your query.
To point out bugs and issues, suggest new features, discuss questions, or to enquire about the application source code (Python, Django) or integration with other systems etc. please get in touch via hello at medicinedict dot com.
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