Thing > MedicalEntity > MedicalIntangible > MedicalEnumeration > DrugClass

A class of medical drugs, e.g., statins. Classes can represent general pharmacological class, common mechanisms of action, common physiological effects, etc.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from DrugClass
adverseDrugEvent  or
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are defined as any injuries resulting from medication use, including physical harm, mental harm, or loss of function. ADEs, compared to medication errors, are a more direct measure of patient harm.
drug  or
Specifying a drug or medicine used in a medication procedure
Properties from MedicalEntity
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
belongsTo MedicalEntity Specifying a resource to which another resource belongs. Typically here it's used to link a medicalRecord to the Patient where isPartOf can't be used'. e.g :MedicalRecord schema:belongsTo :Patient
bodyPosition Specifying a position of human body or anatomical entity in given space e.g. Supine body position, standing position, sitting position etc.
causalityStatus MedicalEntity Causality score or ranking following a codified system (like HL7 causalityExpectation) or not.
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
dateTime DateTime Specifying an instant of something. Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a point in time when an event or action occurs.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
interval QuantitativeValue Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a time interval when an event or action occurs.
medicalDepartment MedicalDepartment Specifying the medical department where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalScore MedicalScore Specifying a medical score resource
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
physiologicalRole PhysiologicalEntity Specifying any physiological role of something
playsRole MedicalEntity Specifying the role played by an agent
possibleCause MedicalEntity Specifying a possible cause of something
rankOrder Number The rank order number of something. Typically used together with schema:numerator and schema:denominator. eg. refill number 4 out of 10.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
severity Severity Specifying a severity evaluation of a disease: typically by classification resource or ranking scale: mild, moderate, severe, life threatening or fatal
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
totalValue Number Total number of something.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of DrugClass may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
drugClass Drug The class of drug this belongs to (e.g., statins).


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<h1>About High Blood Pressure (hypertension)</h1>
High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
including beta-blocker drugs such as propanaolol (Innopran)
and atenonlol (Tenormin) ...
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  High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
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  There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
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      (<span itemprop="otherName">Tenormin</span>)
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  High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
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  There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
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      <span property="nonProprietaryName">propanaolol</span>
      (<span property="otherName">Innopran</span>)
    <span property="drug"  typeof="Drug">
      <span property="nonProprietaryName">atenolol</span>
      (<span property="otherName">Tenormin</span>)
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