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SNOMED International maintains and delivers shared content and derivatives

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A SNOMED CT Derivative is a document, subset, set of maps, or other resource that consists of, includes, references or is derived from one or more


. The standard computer processable representation for most types of SNOMED CT derivatives is a


GlosTermReference set

that provide the foundation of SNOMED CT. This is known as the SNOMED CT International Edition.

SNOMED CT is distributed as sets of files containing terminology components and derivatives. These

GlosTermRelease file
contain the basic data needed to implement SNOMED CT in various modes in a technology-neutral formats. The format, content and names of the files delivered conform to SNOMED CT specifications and guidelines published in Section 5 of the Technical Implementation Guide ( ).