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SNOMED CT® is the largest and most comprehensive medical terminology in the world.

The SNOMED CT Canadian Edition* contains concepts that are specific to use in Canada and is maintained by Canada Health Infoway. It is released on April 30 and October 31 of each year.

The International release of SNOMED CT contains international content and is maintained by SNOMED International and released on January 31 and July 31 of each year.


*A national Edition is the combination of a National Extension with the SNOMED CT International Edition

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