core + health-lifesci (Health and Lifesciences Extension): terms relating to healthcare, medicine and the life sciences.

DrugClass

Defined in the health-lifesci.schema.org extension.
Canonical URL: http://schema.org/DrugClass

Thing > Intangible > Enumeration > MedicalEnumeration > DrugClass

A class of medical drugs, e.g., statins. Classes can represent general pharmacological class, common mechanisms of action, common physiological effects, etc.

Usage: Between 100 and 1000 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from DrugClass
drug Drug Specifying a drug or medicine used in a medication procedure
Properties from Enumeration
supersededBy Class  or
Enumeration  or
Property 
Relates a term (i.e. a property, class or enumeration) to one that supersedes it.
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. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
URL 
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
URL 
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
URL 
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
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, Wikidata entry, 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).


Examples

Example 1
<h1>About High Blood Pressure (hypertension)</h1>
<h2>Diagnosis</h2>
High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
...
<h2>Treatment</h2>
There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
including beta-blocker drugs such as propanaolol (Innopran)
and atenonlol (Tenormin) ...
<body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalWebPage">
  <link itemprop="audience" href="http://schema.org/Patient" />
  <link itemprop="specialty" href="http://schema.org/Cardiovascular" />
  <meta itemprop="lastReviewed" content="2011-09-14"/>
  <h1>About
    <span itemprop="about" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCondition">
      <span itemprop="name">High Blood Pressure</span>
      (<span itemprop="name">hypertension</span>)</span>
  </h1>
  ...
  <h2><span itemprop="aspect">Diagnosis</span></h2>
  High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
  ...
  <h2><span itemprop="aspect">Treatment</span></h2>
  There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
  including
  <span itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/DrugClass">
    <span itemprop="name">beta-blocker</span> drugs such as
    <span itemprop="drug" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Drug">
      <span itemprop="nonProprietaryName">propanaolol</span>
      (<span itemprop="otherName">Innopran</span>)
    </span>
  and
    <span itemprop="drug" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Drug">
      <span itemprop="nonProprietaryName">atenolol</span>
      (<span itemprop="otherName">Tenormin</span>)
    </span> ...
  ...
</body>
<body vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="MedicalWebPage">
  <link property="audience" href="http://schema.org/Patient" />
  <link property="specialty" href="http://schema.org/Cardiovascular" />
  <meta property="lastReviewed" content="2011-09-14"/>
  <h1>About
    <span property="about"  typeof="MedicalCondition">
      <span property="name">High Blood Pressure</span>
      (<span property="name">hypertension</span>)</span>
  </h1>
  ...
  <h2><span property="aspect">Diagnosis</span></h2>
  High blood pressure is diagnosed by measuring ...
  ...
  <h2><span property="aspect">Treatment</span></h2>
  There are many common treatments for high blood pressure,
  including
  <span  typeof="DrugClass">
    <span property="name">beta-blocker</span> drugs such as
    <span property="drug"  typeof="Drug">
      <span property="nonProprietaryName">propanaolol</span>
      (<span property="otherName">Innopran</span>)
    </span>
  and
    <span property="drug"  typeof="Drug">
      <span property="nonProprietaryName">atenolol</span>
      (<span property="otherName">Tenormin</span>)
    </span> ...
  ...
</body>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "MedicalWebPage",
  "about": {
    "@type": "MedicalCondition",
    "name": [
      "High Blood Pressure",
      "hypertension"
    ]
  },
  "aspect": [
    "Diagnosis",
    "Treatment"
  ],
  "audience": "http://schema.org/Patient",
  "drug": [
    {
      "@type": "Drug",
      "nonProprietaryName": "propanaolol",
      "otherName": "Innopran"
    },
    {
      "@type": "Drug",
      "nonProprietaryName": "atenolol",
      "otherName": "Tenormin"
    }
  ],
  "lastReviewed": "2011-09-14",
  "name": "beta-blocker",
  "specialty": "http://schema.org/Cardiovascular"
}
</script>

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