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A phrase that has the same meaning as another phrase. 


  • Recognition of phrase equivalents may be useful to support more inclusive text searches for SNOMED CT concepts.


  • The phrases "renal calculus" and "kidney stone" can be considered equivalent. However, in some cases only one of these phrases may be included in the synonyms associated with a particular concept.  Therefore, searching for terms including either "renal calculus" or "kidney stone" may assist location of an appropriate concept. 

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