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This section of the guide describes the

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tTerminology services
that are likely to be required to navigate
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tSNOMED CT
hierarchies.

One of the key strengths of

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ShowParts
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term
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tSNOMED CT
Concept
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rich set of
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trelationships
that connect the
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tconcepts
within the terminology. The primary use of these
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trelationships
is to facilitate selective retrieval. However, some of these
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trelationships
are arranged in hierarchies that can be navigated using an appropriate user-interface control. For example, the
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tsubtype hierarchy
formed by the scg-expression
Concept
ShowParts
t
term
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a|
ShowFormatinline
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trelationships
can be used to navigate from a selected
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tconcept
to another
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tconcept
that has a more specific or less specific meaning.

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tSNOMED CT
also specifies standard ways to represent multiple
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tnavigation
hierarchies that can be designed to meet different requirement. Unlike
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trelationship
based hierarchies,
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tnavigation
hierarchies convey no semantic information but are intended to be used to enhance the user experience when navigating through the terminology.