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A clinical idea to which a unique

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  • SNOMED CT concepts are distributed in the  Concept File.
  • Concepts are associated with

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    that contain human-readable 
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    tterms
    describing the concept.

  • Concepts are related to one another by 

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    trelationships
    that provide a formal logical definition of the concept.

Alternatives

  • SNOMED CT concept

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  • As an abbreviated name for the 

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    For clarity when working with SNOMED CT, this is should be referred to as an "identifier", "id" or "code" (e.g. "concept id", "concept identifier" or "concept code");

  • In its more general dictionary defined usage referring to an idea or class of real-world entities that may be represented by a 

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    For clarity when working with SNOMED CT, this is should be referred to as an "idea" or "meaning" (e.g. "a clinical idea" or "clinical meaning" or "code meaning").

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