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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0018681

NCI Thesaurus Code: C34661  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Sign or Symptom

NCIt Definition: Pain in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.

HPO Definition: Cephalgia, or pain sensed in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve. [HPO:probinson, pmid:15304572]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by a sensation of marked discomfort in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.

NICHD Definition: Head pain or discomfort.

CSP Definition: pain in the cranial region that may occur as an isolated and benign symptom or as a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions.

MSH Definition: The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Cephalalgias
cephalalgia
Cephalgias
Cephalgia
Cephalodynias
cephalodynia
Cranial Pains
Cranial Pain
HA - Headache
Have headaches
HEAD ACHE
HEAD PAIN CEPHALGIA
Head Pains
HEAD PAIN
Headache (excl N02 N89 R09)
Headache (excluding N02 N89 R09)
Headache (finding)
Headache (R51)
Headache [Disease/Finding]
Headache NOS
headache, cephalalgia
Headaches
headache
PAIN HEAD
Pain in head NOS
Pain in head
Pain, Cranial
Pain, Head
Pains, Cranial
Pains, Head

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C34661 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN HEADACHE DISORDERS and specifics are also available but do not diagnose: use word of text MSH
ANSWER_CODE 22 LNC
ANSWER_CODE 2301037 LNC
ANSWER_CODE 8 LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XE0rh SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/27/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2056-6161 CSP
DX 20060101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20100131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES1 atypical face pain (G50.1) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 migraine and other headache syndromes (G43-G44) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0) ICD10CM
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D020773 MSH
HN 2006 (1963); for HEMICRANIA use MIGRAINE 1963-2005 MSH
HN ETOH descriptor 1995. AOD
HPO_COMMENT Headache is one of the most common types of recurrent pain as well as one of the most frequent symptoms in neurology. In addition to occasional headaches, there are well-defined headache disorders that vary in incidence, prevalence and duration and can be divided into two broad categories. In secondary headache disorders, headaches are attributed to another condition, such as brain tumour or head injury; for the primary disorders the headache is not due to another condition. HPO
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Facial pain; Pain in head NOS ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Facial pain NOS ICD10
IPX +R51 ICPC
IPX -G44.R ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D006261 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Headache NDFRT
MESH_UI M0009824 NDFRT
MMR 20150626 MSH
MN C10.597.617.470 MSH
MN C23.888.592.612.441 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL French https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#French MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hindi https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Hindi MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Japanese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Japanese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Korean https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Korean MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Russian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Russian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Somali https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Somali MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/headache.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Ukrainian https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/headache.html#Ukrainian MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Headache NCI
NUI N0000001418 NDFRT
OID 2.16.840.1.113883.17.3.5.49 LNC
ORDER_NO 28772 ICD10CM
PM 2006 (1963); for HEMICRANIA see MIGRAINE 1963-2005 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10019211$10019233$10019231$10029205$Headache$Headaches NEC$Headaches$Nervous system disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10029205 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3131514 RXNORM
RXAUI 3131525 RXNORM
RXAUI 3131534 RXNORM
RXAUI 3136098 RXNORM
RXAUI 3171045 RXNORM
RXAUI 3171057 RXNORM
RXAUI 3171073 RXNORM
RXCUI 1024432 RXNORM
SID HP:0000266 HPO
SID HP:0001354 HPO
SNOMED_CID 25064002 NDFRT
SOS Excludes: atypical face pain (350.2); migraine (346.0-346.9); tension headache (307.81) ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS R51 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~R51 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS R51 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~R51 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XE0rh SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T018958 MSH
TERMUI T018959 MSH
TERMUI T018960 MSH
TERMUI T371004 MSH
TERMUI T371005 MSH
TERMUI T371006 MSH
TH NLM (1963) MSH
TH NLM (1999) MSH
TH NLM (2000) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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