European machine dictionary and multilingual medical terminology

General information

10.99 New project approved   Jul 23, 1991


CEN/TC 251 Health informatics

Pre Standard


A comprehensive collection of medical linguistic expressions of terms (preferred terms, synonyms) in the different languages for a given concept and a coding system to cover the content of medical messages in an unambiguous way. This should cover all of the noun phrases which may occur in a medical record (avoid also the adjectives and adverbes or qualifiers). For example it must cover all diseases, procedures, therapy, history, examination, investigations and future plans.

Life cycle


10.99 New project approved
Jul 23, 1991