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A term unique among active descriptions in SNOMED CT that names the meaning of a concept code in a manner that is intended to be unambiguous and stable across multiple contexts.


  1. Fully specified names are indicated with the typeId 900000000000003001 |Fully specified name| .
  2. There may be more than one active description with the typeId 900000000000003001 |Fully specified name|. However, only one fully specified name should be marked as preferred for use in a given language or dialect in the relevant Language Reference Set .
  3. The US English fully specified name is the point of reference for the meaning of all concepts in the SNOMED CT International Edition. However, where a concept is part of an extension the fully specified name specified in the original language of that extension applies.


  • FSN

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