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MMSL (Multum) - Synopsis


Web site:
https://www.cerner.com/solutions/drug-database

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:

  • 28,287 branded clinical drugs
  • 21,322 brand names
  • 12,710 clinical drugs
  • 3,413 generic drugs
  • 2,846 ingredients
  • 11,331 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