The examples in this section illustrate the syntax presented in section 5, and help to explain how it can be used to represent clinical meanings.

Please note that an expression containing a single concept reference is referred to as a precoordinated expression. Precoordinated expressions are discussed in section 6.1. Expressions which contain two or more concept references are called postcoordinated expressions. Postcoordinated expressions are discussed in section 6.2 to section 6.7.