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ready Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification

Abbreviation: ATC

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The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System is used for the classification of active ingredients of drugs according to the organ or system on which they act and their therapeutic, pharmacological and chemical properties. It is controlled by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology (WHOCC), and was first published in 1976.

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Different versions of the anatomical therapeutic chemical classification system and the defined daily dose--are drug utilisation data comparable?

Ronning M,Blix HS,Harbo BT,Strom H
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2001

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[New classification of drugs. The Medical list and the Drug catalogue are introduced in Anatomical--Therapeutic--Chemical classification code (ACT-code) in 1981].

Hvidberg E,Andersen AH
Ugeskr Laeger 1980

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DrugCentral is online drug information that provides information on active ingredients, chemical entities, pharmaceutical products, drug mode of action, indications, and pharmacologic mode of action. DrugCentral monitors FDA, EMA, and PMDA for new drug approval on regular basis to ensure currency of the resource. This resource was created and is maintained by the Division of Translational Informatics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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