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[bioontology-support] confusing navigation from search results for "Suffocation"

Natasha F. Noy noy at
Thu Sep 2 11:58:28 PDT 2010

Looking at the original sources, neither DO not MEDDRA define a parent  
for suffocation. Hence, it doesn't show in the tree.


On Sep 2, 2010, at 7:49 AM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> I looked up suffocation.
> One of the results is Asphyxiation (Cell Ontology) ??
> Navigating to it displays the DO term details but the CL hierarchy on
> the left, with no term selected (of course).
> I haven't a clue why.
> Suffocation MEDDRA is halfway confusing. It appears that this is a
> MEDDRA term (though I'm only guessing from the form of the URL).
> However there is no term selected in the tree to the left so one can't
> determine the hierarchy.
> -Alan
> “Is suffocation a disease?”
> “Excellent question-get to work and answer it!” Wilkins thundered.
> Neil Stephenson, Quicksilver
> (there still seems to be no consensus)
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