- Synonyms are represented as SNOMED CT descriptions with the typeId value 900000000000013009 |Synonym| .
- Synonyms allow representations of the various ways a concept may be described.
- Synonyms (unlike fully specified names) are not necessarily unique because the same term can be used to describe more than one concept .
- preferred term is the synonym marked as preferred for use in the Language Reference Set for a given language or dialect . The