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Description Lookup Service

Welcome to the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) SNOMED CT Concept Identifier Lookup Service. This service is provided by the IHTSDO to enable you to view the textual descriptions associated with a SNOMED CT Concept identifier.

To use the service enter a SNOMED CT Concept identifier in the search box and click on the search button. The current state of the selected Concept, and associated active and inactive Descriptions are then displayed.

There is no cost or license required to use this service. The service provides access to the latest version in a snapshot of Release Format 2 [RF2] of the International release of SNOMED CT and will be updated as new releases are made available. You can use the service as many times as you wish. If you wish to access more detailed SNOMED CT data and structures, please see the information on IHTSDO’s website about joining us at Join Us.

The Lookup Service is in its first phase of development and we would welcome your feedback; if you wish to assist us in developing the service to meet your needs please provide feedback via email to lookup@ihtsdo.org.

SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive, multilingual healthcare terminology in the world. The IHTSDO is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. Further information about the IHTSDO can be found on our website at www.ihtsdo.org.

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