The SNOMED CT Glossary is used to provide consistent definitions for terms in used in documentation, E-Learning presentations and related materials.
In addition to terms that have specific meanings in relation to the glossary also includes more general words and phrases used in the healthcare, informatics and other related domains.
To align with glossary practice in formal standard such as those published by and , the glossary has been updated to use lowercase text for all terms, except where there is a specific reason to use upper case. Upper case characters continue to be used in product names, acronyms and terms that have a specific roles in the and the .
As a result of this style change, the representation of the terms used in the glossary now matches expected usage of these terms in text. Therefore, if the glossary term appears in lower case, it should be used in lowercase. The only exceptions to this should be where the term is at the start of a sentence or in another situation (e.g. within a document or section title) where capitalization rules apply. During the first half of 2018 documents in the online SNOMED CT Document Library will be updated to follow this revised style convention.
The new format allows more frequent revisions and additions to keep the glossary up-to-date. It also enables you to provide feedback on existing glossary entries and to request additions to the glossary.