HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 2.1.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions



Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-Liquid

A state of substance that is an intermediate one entered into as matter goes from solid to gas; liquids are also intermediate in that they have neither the orderliness of a crystal nor the randomness of a gas. (Note: This term should not be used to describe solutions, only pure chemicals in their liquid state.)

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.14413 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used

Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 26 concepts

Expansion based on Orderable Drug Form v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-orderableDrugForm

LIQCLNLiquid Cleanser
LIQSOAPMedicated Liquid Soap
SHMPShampooA liquid soap or detergent used to clean the hair and scalp and is often used as a vehicle for dermatologic agents.
OILOilAn unctuous, combustible substance which is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils.
TOPOILTopical Oil
SOLSolutionA liquid preparation that contains one or more chemical substances dissolved, i.e., molecularly dispersed, in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents.
NDROPNasal Drops
OPDROPOphthalmic Drops
ORDROPOral Drops
OTDROPOtic Drops
IPSOLIntraperitoneal Solution
IRSOLIrrigation SolutionA sterile solution intended to bathe or flush open wounds or body cavities; they're used topically, never parenterally.
DOUCHEDoucheA liquid preparation, intended for the irrigative cleansing of the vagina, that is prepared from powders, liquid solutions, or liquid concentrates and contains one or more chemical substances dissolved in a suitable solvent or mutually miscible solvents.
ENEMAEnemaA rectal preparation for therapeutic, diagnostic, or nutritive purposes.
OPIRSOLOphthalmic Irrigation Solution
IVSOLIntravenous Solution
ORALSOLOral Solution
ELIXIRElixirA clear, pleasantly flavored, sweetened hydroalcoholic liquid containing dissolved medicinal agents; it is intended for oral use.
RINSEMouthwash/RinseAn aqueous solution which is most often used for its deodorant, refreshing, or antiseptic effect.
SYRUPSyrupAn oral solution containing high concentrations of sucrose or other sugars; the term has also been used to include any other liquid dosage form prepared in a sweet and viscid vehicle, including oral suspensions.
RECSOLRectal Solution
TOPSOLTopical Solution
LINLinimentA solution or mixture of various substances in oil, alcoholic solutions of soap, or emulsions intended for external application.
MUCTOPSOLMucous Membrane Topical Solution

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Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
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2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
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