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SNOMED CT concepts represent clinical meanings. Each concept has a permanent concept identifier, which uniquely identifies the clinical meaning. For example:

  • scg-expression

    Concept
    t22298006
    |myocardial
    infarction|
    scg-expression

  • Concept
    t160341008
    |family
    history:
    epilepsy|

  • scg-expression

    Concept
    t399208008
    |plain
    chest
    X-ray|
    scg-expression

  • Concept
    t319996000
    |simvastatin
    10mg
    tablet|

SNOMED CT's concepts, and their logic-based definitions, allow analytics services to perform meaning-based queries, rather than purely lexical (or string-matching) searching.