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ISO 19465:2017 specifies a categorial structure within the subject field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical practice. It describes the upper-level categories of TCM clinical terms and the nomenclature of the hierarchical categories. It is applicable only to clinical terminological systems in TCM disciplines, not to a comprehensive categorial structure of TCM, the conceptual definition of the hierarchy categories, and terms for individual TCM concepts.

The following are considered outside the scope of this document:

- comprehensive categories of TCM;

- the conceptual definition of the hierarchy categories.

- terms for individual TCM concepts;

- the terms or categories of Kampo, Korean medicine and other traditional medicines.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2017-02
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 8
  • :
    ISO/TC 249
    Traditional Chinese medicine
  • 01.040.11
    Health care technology (Vocabularies)
    11.020.99
    Other standards related to health care in general

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