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A set of SNOMED CT components and reference set members, and/or other related items, that are distributed in a set of SNOMED CT release files as a single unit by SNOMED International, a National Release Center or another organization authorized to maintain and distribute a SNOMED CT extension.


  1. A release package may be a complete SNOMED CT Edition (in which all dependencies are resolved) or a supplementary extension module that depends upon separately packaged modules.
  2. The term release package may also be applied to other SNOMED CT related items such as those listed in the SNOMED International Products and Services Catalogue.
  3. A release package as distributed at a given point in time can be referred to as a release package version.
  4. Each release package version should be assigned release packages status: alpha release packagebeta release package or production release package.


  • Release package

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