SNOMED CT Organism

This hierarchy includes organisms of significance in human and animal medicine. Organisms are also used in modeling the causes of diseases in SNOMED CT. They are important for public health reporting of the causes of notifiable conditions and for use in evidence-based infectious disease protocols in clinical decision support systems. Sub-hierarchies of organism include, but are not limited to: Animal (organism), Microorganism (organism), Plant (organism).

Examples of organism concepts: 

  • Streptococcus pyogenes (organism)
  • Texon cattle breed (organism)
  • Bacillus anthracis (organism)
  • Lichen (plant) (organism) 


Working Group: Organism and infectious disease model 

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