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RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and 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, Gold Standard Drug Database, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary. RxNorm now includes the National Drug File - Reference Terminology (NDF-RT) from the Veterans Health Administration. NDF-RT is a terminology used to code clinical drug properties, including mechanism of action, physiologic effect, and therapeutic category.


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How to cite this record RxNORM; RxNORM; DOI:; Last edited: Dec. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 7:03 a.m.

Record updated: Dec. 6, 2019, 8:31 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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RxTerms - a drug interface terminology derived from RxNorm.

Fung KW,McDonald C,Bray BE
AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2008

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Normalized names for clinical drugs: RxNorm at 6 years.

Nelson SJ,Zeng K,Kilbourne J,Powell T,Moore R
J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011

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RxNorm: prescription for electronic drug information exchange

S. Liu ; Wei Ma ; R. Moore ; V. Ganesan ; S. Nelson
IEEE Xplore Digital Library 2005

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