User Manual

UNaProd 1.0


General structure of the database

The UNaProd database is composed of drugs. Each entry corresponds to a single drug. So far drugs are mostly extracted from traditional Iranian medicine book “Makhzan-AL-Advieh”. For more information you can see the following table which consists of details about each attributes of a drug available in database.

Line Code Content Description Occurence in an entry
ID ID Unique access ID has been attributed to each drug in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”. Once; starts the entry
ST Status Reviewed entries have been manually reviewed and annotated by UNaProd curators. Unreviewed entries are Computer-annotated entries that have not been reviewed by UNaProd curators. Once
DN DrugName Name that author of “Makhzan-Al-Advieh” has given to the drug. Once
PR Pronunciation According to TextExpression Field (TX) in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”, Pronunciation has been extracted and converted to International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for Persian language. Once
SN ScientificName Scientific Name has been extracted by TextMining from sources other than “Makhzan-Al-Advieh” which will be referenced. More than Once
SY Synonyms It has been extracted from Expression field in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh” by TextMining. Synonyms are mostly in Greek, Persian, Arabic, Syriac, Romance, Hebrew, Indian, Turkish and Bengali languages. Optional
OR Origin It has been extracted by TextMining on Essence field in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”. Categories of Origin are Animal, Herbal, Mineral and Mixed. Once
MZ Mizaj It been extracted by TextMining on Mizaj field in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”. Categories of Mizaj are Hot, Dry, Cold, Wet, Hot-Dry, Hot-Wet, Cold-Dry, Cold-Wet and Balanced. More than Once
TS TextSubstitute It has been extracted according to the “Badal” keyword. Optional
TE TextEssence It has been extracted according to the “Mahiat” keyword. Origin, source location and preparation of the drug may be available in this field. Once
TX TextExpression It has been extracted from “Makhzan-Al-Advieh” and includes general information about the drug, e.g. synonyms and pronunciation. This part has mostly come before “Mahiat” in “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”. Once
TM TextMizaj It has been extracted according to the “Tabiat” keyword. Optional
TF TextFunctions It has been extracted according to the “Afal va Khavas” keyword and includes information about Functions and Indications of the drug. Optional
TU TextUsages It has been extracted according to the “Shorbat” keyword and includes information about directions and dosages of the drug. Optional
TD TextSideEffects It has been extracted according to the “Mazar” keyword and related synonyms. Optional
TR TextRefinements It has been extracted according to the “Mosleh” keyword and related synonyms. Optional
RE Reference It includes references used for extracting information of the drug. The current version is mainly based on “Makhzan-Al-Advieh”. In the current version, SN is drived according to “Ahmad Ghahreman and Ahmadreza Okhovvat, Matching the old medicinal plant names with scientific terminology, 2010”. More than Once

Downloadable File

Downloadable file for each drug currently includes the following columns:
1. ID
2. DrugName(DN)
3. Pronunciation(PR)
4. Origin(OR)
5. Mizaj(MZ)
6. ScientificName(SN)
7. Status(ST)