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The Terminology Services Guide describes services required to load, update, access and make effective use of SNOMED CT terminology content.

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1 Representing Terminology Data

2 Importing SNOMED CT Release Files

3 Implementing Dynamic Snapshot Views

4 Working with metadata

5 Foundation Terminology services

6 User Interface Terminology services

7 Testing and Traversing Subtype Relationships

8 Alternative Views of Concept Definitions

10 Logical Model of SNOMED CT expressions

11 Supporting Selective Data Retrieval

12 Expression Retrieval and Normal Forms

13 Creating and maintaining Reference Sets

14 Terminology Server Software

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