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tSubtype
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trelationships
contribute the hierarchical type based aspect of a
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tConcept
definition. This is augmented by
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tdefining characteristics
that represent the values of a range of relevant attributes. Depending on the nature of the
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tconcept
these may include including etiology, topography, method, etc.

The attributes that can be applied depend on the

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tdomain
 of the 
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tConcept
. For example, a procedure may have a method, and a disorder may have an etiology, but a procedure cannot have an etiology, and disorder cannot have a method.
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tDefining characteristics
using a particular attribute will be applied consistently to all
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tConcepts
to which it is relevant. Note that this design principle may not be fully realized for all attributes in each release.

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tDefining characteristics
are represented as
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tRelationships
. The fields are used as follows:

  • SourceId refers to the

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    tConcept
    to which a
    Gloss
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    tdefining characteristic
    applies;

  • Gloss
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    tTypeId
    indicates the nature of the defining attribute;

  • DestinationId refers to the

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    tConcept
    that represents the value of that attribute.

In each release the supported

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tdefining characteristics
for every
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tConcept
are distributed in the
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trelationship file
. The supported
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tdefining characteristics
are identified by concept that are 
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tdescendants
of  
Concept
t410662002|concept model attribute|
. The list of Details supported defining attributes is provided in Defining Attributes by Hierarchy and Domainfor each concept domain are provided in the SNOMED CT Editorial Guide.

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Defining characteristics applied to an example concept

Concept
t64572001|disease|

 

Many


Concept
ShowPartsterm
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t138875005 |SNOMED CT Concept|

 

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tPrimitive


Scg expression
<<< 404684003 |Clinical finding (finding)|


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PreSpacefalse
tPrimitive

Concept
t64572001|disease|
is a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t138875005 |SNOMED CT Concept|
. However, many subtypes of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t138875005 |SNOMED CT Concept|
are not subtypes of
Concept
t64572001|disease|

. There

and there are no additional characteristics available to fully define

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t64572001|disease|
.

Concept
t40733004|infectious disease|

 


Concept
ShowPartsterm
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t64572001|disease|

 

Concept
t246075003|causative agent|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t36272005|infectious agent|

 

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tPrimitive

A
Concept
t64572001|disease|
with


Scg expression
=== 64572001 |Disease (disorder)| :
        370135005 |Pathological process (attribute)| = 441862004 |Infectious process (qualifier value)|


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PreSpacefalse
tFully defined

Any

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

246075003

64572001|

causative agent

disease|

ShowFormat

with

inline

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

36272005

370135005 |

infectious agent|

Pathological process | = 441862004 |Infectious process|
ShowFormatinline
is

not necessarily

equivalent to or a subtype of 

  

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t87628006|bacterial infectious disease|
.

For example,

Concept

ShowPartsterm

t

23685000

87628006|

rheumatic heart

bacterial infectious disease|

ShowFormatinlinehas


Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

246075003

116680003|

causative agent

is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept

ShowPartsterm ConceptShowPartstermt

t

58800005|streptococcus|ShowFormatinlinebut is not an Gloss

40733004|infectious disease|

.

Concept
t87628006|bacterial infectious disease|

 

Concept
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t40733004|infectious disease|

 

Concept
t246075003|causative agent|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t41146007|bacteria|

 


Scg expression
=== 40733004 |Infectious disease (disorder)| :
            { 370135005 |Pathological process (attribute)| = 441862004 |Infectious process (qualifier value)|, 
              246075003 |Causative agent (attribute)| = 409822003 |Superkingdom Bacteria (organism)| }


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PreSpacefalse
tFully defined

Any

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t40733004|infectious disease|
with
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t246075003 |

causative

Causative agent|

ShowFormatinline ConceptShowPartstermt41146007|bacteria

= 409822003 |Superkingdom Bacteria|
ShowFormatinline
is equivalent to or a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t87628006|Bacterial infectious disease|

Concept

ShowPartsterm

t

50043002|disorder of respiratory system

233604007 |Pneumonia|

 

Gloss


Concept
ShowPartsterm
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t64572001|disease|

 

Concept
t363698007|finding site|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t20139000|respiratory system structure|

 


Scg expression
==== 64572001 |Disease (disorder)| :
            { 116676008 |Associated morphology (attribute)| = 707496003 |Inflammation and consolidation (morphologic abnormality)|, 
              363698007 |Finding site (attribute)| = 39607008 |Lung structure (body structure)| }


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PreSpacefalse
tFully defined

Any

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t64572001|disease|
with
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t116676008 |Associated morphology | = 707496003 |Inflammation and consolidation| and 363698007 |

finding

Finding site|

ShowFormatinline ConceptShowPartstermt20139000|respiratory system

= 39607008 |Lung structure|
ShowFormatinline
is equivalent to or a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

50043002|disorder of respiratory system

233604007 |Pneumonia|
.

Concept
t

19829001|disorder of lung

53084003|bacterial pneumonia|

 

Gloss


Concept
ShowPartsterm
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept

ShowPartsterm
t50043002|disorder of respiratory system|

 

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t363698007|finding site|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t39607008|lung structure|

 

t64572001 |Disease|


Scg expression
=== 64572001 |Disease (disorder)| :
            { 370135005 |Pathological process (attribute)| = 441862004 |Infectious process (qualifier value)|, 
              116676008 |Associated morphology (attribute)| = 707496003 |Inflammation and consolidation (morphologic abnormality)|, 
              363698007 |Finding site (attribute)| = 39607008 |Lung structure (body structure)|, 
              246075003 |Causative agent (attribute)| = 409822003 |Superkingdom Bacteria (organism)| }


Gloss
PreSpacefalse
tFully defined

Any

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

50043002|disorder of respiratory system

64572001 |Disease|
with
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

363698007

370135005 |

finding site|ShowFormatinline
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t39607008|lung|
ShowFormatinline
is equivalent to or a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t19829001|Disorder of lung|
.

Concept
t233604007|pneumonia|

 

Concept
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t50043002|disorder of respiratory system|

 

Concept
t363698007|finding site|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t39607008|lung structure|

 

Gloss
tPrimitive

A
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t50043002|disorder of respiratory system|
is not necessarily

Pathological process| = 441862004 |Infectious process| and 116676008 |Associated morphology| = 707496003 |Inflammation and consolidation| and 363698007 |Finding site| = 39607008 |Lung structure| and 246075003 |Causative agent| = 409822003 |Superkingdom Bacteria|
is equivalent to or a subtype of

 

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

233604007

53084003|bacterial pneumonia|
.

Additional characteristics would be required to fully define

Concept

ShowPartsterm

t

233604007

 

Concept

50804000 |Catarrhal pneumonia|


Concept

t312342009|infective pneumonia|

ShowPartsterm
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t

40733004|infectious disease

233604007 |Pneumonia (disorder)|

 

Concept
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t233604007|pneumonia|

 

Concept
t246075003|causative agent|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t36272005|infectious agent|

 

Concept
t363698007|finding site|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t39607008|lung structure|

 

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tFully defined

Any
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t233604007|pneumonia|
with


Scg expression
<<< 233604007 |Pneumonia (disorder)| :
            { 116676008 |Associated morphology (attribute)| = 707496003 |Inflammation and consolidation (morphologic abnormality)|, 
              363698007 |Finding site (attribute)| = 39607008 |Lung structure (body structure)| }


Gloss
PreSpacefalse
tPrimitive

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

246075003

50804000 |

causative agent|ShowFormatinline
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t36272005|infectious agent|
ShowFormatinline
is equivalent to or

Catarrhal pneumonia|
is a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

312342009

233604007 |

infective pneumonia

Pneumonia|
.

Concept
t53084003|bacterial pneumonia|

 

Concept
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t87628006|bacterial infectious disease|

 

Concept
t116680003|is a|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t312342009|infective pneumonia|

 

Concept
t246075003|causative agent|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t41146007|bacteria|

 

Concept
t363698007|finding site|
ShowFormatinline
Concept
t39607008|lung structure|

 

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tFully defined

Any Concept

However, is defining attributes are the same as those that apply to

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t233604007 |Pneumonia|
. Many other concepts are subtypes of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t233604007 |Pneumonia|
and are not subtypes of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

312342009

50804000 |

infective

Catarrhal pneumonia|

with

. There are no additional defining attributes to distinguish

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

246075003

50804000 |

causative agent

Catarrhal pneumonia|

ShowFormat

from

inline

Concept
ShowPartsterm
t

41146007

233604007 |

bacteria

Pneumonia|

ShowFormatinline is equivalent to or a subtype of
Concept
ShowPartsterm
t53084003|bacterial pneumonia|

or its other subtypes.