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SNOMED CT is one of a suite of designated standards for use in U.S. Federal Government systems for the electronic exchange of clinical health information and is also a required standard in interoperability specifications of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel. The clinical terminology is owned and maintained by SNOMED International, a not-for-profit association.

As the United States National Release Center for SNOMED CT, NLM provides SNOMED CT data and resources to licensees of the NLM UMLS Metathesaurus. Click on an area below to learn more about SNOMED CT and other terminology resources.

Download SNOMED CT

NLM distributes SNOMED CT-related files to licensed individuals via UMLS Terminology Services. Learn more about the different SNOMED CT Release Files.

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Licensees of the NLM UMLS Metathesaurus have access to SNOMED CT. Learn more about licensing and how to register to obtain an Affiliate License.

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Browse and Request Content

Learn about our SNOMED CT resources like USCRS, the SNOMED CT Browser, API, and more.

Overview of SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT is designated as a standard for electronic exchange of clinical health information. Learn more about why SNOMED CT is important.

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Learn About SNOMED CT

Discover learning resources and tools for SNOMED CT and related terminology products.

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Last Reviewed: September 18, 2019