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Descriptions Section
This section displays the descriptions associated with the concept. In the left column, you can see the description type (in the international edition of SNOMED CT: Fully Specified Name, Synonym, and Definition), in the right column the description term (e.g. Acute otitis media). Longer descriptions are presented on multiple lines. The flag on the section heading shows the currently active language dialect (here: GB English).
Both Fully Specified Names and Synonyms have a rosette icon, which if red means that the description is preferred in the specific Language Reference Set, while a grey icon means that the description is acceptable.
Clicking on the rosette icon will change the acceptability values from preferred to acceptable and vice versa.

Language preferences settings

The Descriptions Section splits into subsections with the language preferences of different Language Reference Sets.
The name of the Language Reference Set is displayed at the top of the subsection.
There are two ways to select the relevant Language Reference Sets that a user would like to see and edit in the Concept Editor.
  • Locally in the Concept Editor by clicking the
    Filter Language Reference Sets button.
Local preferences are only set to the given concept.
Filter Language Reference Sets
  • Globally in the SNOMED CT Settings Preferences Page after clicking the
    SNOMED CT Setting icon on the main toolbar.
SNOMED CT Settings Preferences Page

Available actions in the Descriptions Section

Clicking on the blue triangle next to a description will display a list of actions that can be performed on the description:
Action
Description
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Clone
Create a copy of the description
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Retire
Retire a published description by setting it to inactive
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Clone and retire
Create a new copy of the description and retire the previously published version
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Toggle pending move
Add or remove pending move association for a description
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Case sensitive
Set a description's case sensitivity to Case sensitive when clicked. Selecting Case insensitive or Initial character case insensitive will remove this setting
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Case insensitive
Set a description's case sensitivity to Case insensitive when clicked.
Selecting Case sensitive or Initial character case insensitive will remove this setting
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Initial character case insensitive
Set a description's case sensitivity to Initial character case insensitive when clicked. Selecting Case sensitive or Case insensitive will remove this setting
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Acceptable
Set the selected description as an acceptable description for the selected language
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Preferred
This option will set the selected description as the preferred description for the selected language
Context Menu Actions for Editing Descriptions
A description tag icon
allows adding additional descriptions to the concept.
For a more detailed view of all the descriptions associated with a concept, go to the Descriptions Page by clicking the corresponding tab at the bottom of the editor.

Pending move descriptions

To add or remove pending move association to a description, click on the blue arrow next to the description to invoke the description Context Menu and select the Toggle Pending move option.
Add Pending Move to Description
The associated values in the Description inactivation indicator Reference Set are visible on the Descriptions tab of the Concept Editor.
Pending Move Description
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