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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0026603

NCI Thesaurus Code: C34824  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A sensation of discomfort that results from a discordant relationship between visualized movement and any movement sensed by the vestibular system, which is characterized by dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Motion sickness is a common problem in people traveling by car, train, airplanes and especially boats. Motion sickness can start suddenly, with a queasy feeling and cold sweats. It can then lead to dizziness and nausea and vomiting.

Your brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness. For example, down below on a boat, your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving.

Where you sit can make a difference. The front seat of a car, forward cars of a train, upper deck on a boat or wing seats in a plane may give you a smoother ride. Looking out into the distance - instead of trying to read or look at something in the vehicle - can also help.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MSH Definition: Disorder caused by motion, as sea sickness, train sickness, car sickness, air sickness, or SPACE MOTION SICKNESS. It may include nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Motion sickness (finding)
Motion Sickness [Disease/Finding]
motion sickness
Riders' vertigo
Sickness, Motion
Travel sickness NOS
Travel sickness

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C34824 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN SPACE MOTION SICKNESS is also available MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CO DG DH DI DT EC EH 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 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID SN46. SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/14/2003 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DX 19600101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20060131 SNOMEDCT_US
HN AIRSICKNESS, CARSICKNESS & SEASICKNESS were see under MOTION SICKNESS 1963-78 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Air sickness; Seasickness; Travel sickness ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Airsickness ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Seasickness ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Travel sickness ICD10
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Disorder caused by motion, as sea sickness, train sickness, car sickness, air sickness, or SPACE MOTION SICKNESS. It may include nausea, vomiting and dizziness. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D009041 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Motion Sickness NDFRT
MESH_UI M0014105 NDFRT
MIMTYPE 0 OMIM
MIMTYPEMEANING Other, mainly phenotypes with suspected mendelian basis OMIM
MIMTYPEVALUE none OMIM
MMR 20120703 MSH
MN C23.888.571 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/motionsickness.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/motionsickness.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000002031 NDFRT
OL use MOTION SICKNESS to search AIRSICKNESS, CARSICKNESS & SEASICKNESS 1966-78 MSH
ORDER_NO 80079 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10027990$10022398$10022396$10013993$Motion sickness$Inner ear signs and symptoms$Inner ear and VIIIth cranial nerve disorders$Ear and labyrinth disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10013993 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 3199716 RXNORM
RXAUI 3199717 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022871 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 269278001 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 37031009 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS T75.3 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~T75.3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS T75.3XX? | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | EPISODE OF CARE INFORMATION NEEDED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AIR SICKNESS CHOOSE Y92.813 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF CAR SICKNESS CHOOSE Y92.810 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF OUTERSPACE SICKNESS CHOOSE Y92.89 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF SEA SICKNESS CHOOSE Y92.814 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF TRAIN SICKNESS CHOOSE Y92.815 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~MAP SOURCE CONCEPT CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED WITH AVAILABLE DATA SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447638001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~5 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~6 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 17783003 | Car sickness | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 18530007 | Sea sickness | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 21162009 | Outerspace sickness | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 249502005 | Train sickness | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 33902006 | Air sickness | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~T75.3XX? SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Y92.810 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Y92.813 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Y92.814 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Y92.815 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Y92.89 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~ SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~SN46. 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 T027013 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH OMIM (2013) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
USE_ADDITIONAL external cause code to identify vehicle or type of motion (Y92.81-, Y93.5-) ICD10CM

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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