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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2015AA UMLS Multum Source Information

Web site:
http://www.multum.com/Lexicon.html

Authority
The Multum Medisource Lexicon was created and is maintained by Multum, a medical information company.

Purpose
The Lexicon is used to improve patient safety when drugs are prescribed.

Description
The Lexicon is a foundational database with comprehensive drug product and disease nomenclature information. It includes drug names, drug product information, disease names, coding systems such as ICD-9-CM and NDC, generic names, brand names and common abbreviations. A comprehensive list of standard or customized disease names and ICD-9 codes is also included.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of the Lexicon includes only branded clinical drugs, clinical drugs, generic drugs, ingredients, medical supplies, and brand names.

The Metathesaurus representation of the Lexicon contains approximately:

  • 26,317 branded clinical drugs
  • 20,143 brand names
  • 11,759 clinical drugs
  • 3,203 generic drugs
  • 2,635 ingredients
  • 10,405 medical supplies

Audience
The Lexicon is used by physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, health websites, and consumers.

Update Frequency
The Lexicon is updated monthly.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
The Lexicon is updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of RxNorm.

Sites Consulted

  1. Multum [Internet]. Denver (CO): Cerner Corporation. Products; [cited 2008 Sep 29]. Available from: http://www.multum.com/Products.htm
  2. Multum [Internet]. Denver (CO): Cerner Corporation. Lexicon; [cited 2008 Sep 29]. Available from: http://www.multum.com/Lexicon.htm