Definition: In the context of terminology, a description is a human-readable term assigned to a specific concept. Each description is assigned a unique description ID.
Reference Definition: A human-readable phrase or name (Term) associated with a particular SNOMED CT concept code. Each of the descriptions in SNOMED CT is given a separate row in the Descriptions Table. Each Description is assigned a unique DescriptionId and connects a Term and a Concept. (SNOMED CT User Guide)
Reference Definition: A Designation is a language symbol for a concept that is intended to convey the concept meaning to a human being. A Designation may also be known as an appellation, symbol, or term. A Designation is typically used to populate the 'displayName' property of an HL7 coded data type. (HL7 Core Principles)
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