Adverse Reaction Terminology WHO-ART
This is a highly refined terminology for coding clinical information in relation to drug therapy, used throughout the WHO Programme by member countries and around the world by pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations.
This terminology has been developed over more than thirty years to serve as a basis for rational coding of adverse reaction terms.
Because new drugs and new indications produce new adverse reaction terms, the structure of the terminology is flexible enough to allow new entries to be incorporated whilst maintaining its structure and without losing previous relationships.
WHO-ART covers most medical terms needed in adverse reaction reporting, but is still small enough to make it possible to print it as a list which is easily usable for smaller companies and national centres.