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IrGO


General structure of the database

The IrGO database is comprised of a series of ontologies based on concepts of Iranian traditional medicine. Each entity corresponds to a concept derived from Makhzan-al-Advieh, an encyclopedia of materia medica compiled by Mohammad Hossein Aghili, a renowned Iranian physician of the 18th century. Ontologies are extracted from the characteristics described for each monograph and include mizaj, actions, functions, dosage, harms, substitutes, and enhancements. More detailed information on the attributes specified for every entity in the database is provided in the following table.

Line Code Content Description Occurence in an entry
EN Entity A distinct concept within the domain of a subontology based on Makhzan-al-Advieh. Once
OS Ontology source The subontology (mizaj, nature, actions, functions, dosage, harms, substitutes, or enhancement) an entity belongs to. Once
UP Superclass The immediate parent of an entity. Once
LA Label An abbreviated English phrase assigned to an entity. Once
CD Code A unique number assigned to each entity based on parent-child relationships. Once
PL Persian label The major Persian term by which an entity is recognized in Makhzan-al-Advieh. Once
SY Synonym Synonyms other than the major Persian label that either have been attributed to the entity in Makhzan-al-Advieh or may be used as an alternative term for the entity in Iranian traditional medicine. Once or more
SP Specialized Persian definition Persian definition of an entity based on the specialized vocabulary of Iranian traditional medicine. Once
SE Specialized English definition English definition of an entity based on the specialized vocabulary of Iranian traditional medicine. Once
CP General Persian definition A general definition of an entity in Persian. Once
CE General English definition A general definition of an entity in English. Once
AG Defined by Aghili Definition of an entity by Mohammad Hossein Aghili, the compiler of Makhzan-al-Advieh. Once
AV Defined by Avicenna Definition of an entity by Avicenna, the preeminent Iranian polymath. Once
CC Comment Opinions and remarks other than definitions expressed by Iranian traditional medicine scholars regarding an entity. Once