The latest version of the Emtree® thesaurus launched in Embase® on STNext in May 2022. Emtree is a critical resource for the most updated terminology in biomedicine, pharmacology and medical evices, and is updated three times per year.
The latest Emtree version adds 234 new drug terms and 1,029 non-drug terms. The thesaurus now contains about 93,541 preferred terms and about 500,000 synonyms.
Highlights of the new version include:
further expansions related to COVID-19, including brand names and trade names of vaccines and therapeutics launched and/or under development, and variant terminology,
hundreds of additions to the Neoplasm hierarchy, and
additional terms related to hypersensitivity, allergy and hypersensibility.
Customers running Alerts in Embase are encouraged to review the latest additions and changes to Emtree to determine whether their search strategies should be updated to ensure continued comprehensive retrieval. A repository of Emtree Release Notes, as well as lists of Added and Changed Emtree terms, can be found at: