Medicine Dictionary

Browse the dictionary
of medicines and devices (dm+d)

Help & advice

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.

Editorial policy

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.

Who decides which information will be published?

dm+d Programme Board and Content Committee chaired by the Head of Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group, Department of Health.

Is the information peer-reviewed?

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.

Is the content regularly reviewed?

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 or libraries used. Last update 10th of June 2018.


Website development, hosting and marketing is provided privately by its principal designer and developer F. Malina who is information systems architect, web and data developer, not a medical professional. See also Chemist Etc chemist directory and Dentist Etc dentist directory by the same author.

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.

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