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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0149931

NCI Thesaurus Code: C89715  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A common, severe type of vascular headache often associated with increased sympathetic activity, resulting in nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're not alone. About 12 percent of the U.S. population gets them. Migraines are recurring attacks of moderate to severe pain. The pain is throbbing or pulsing, and is often on one side of the head. During migraines, people are very sensitive to light and sound. They may also become nauseated and vomit.

Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some people can tell when they are about to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or they temporarily lose their vision.

Many things can trigger a migraine. These include

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Exposure to light
  • Hormonal changes (in women)

Doctors used to believe migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now they believe the cause is related to genes that control the activity of some brain cells. Medicines can help prevent migraine attacks or help relieve symptoms of attacks when they happen. For many people, treatments to relieve stress can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

HPO Definition: Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by episodic attacks of headache and associated symptoms. [HPO:probinson, pmid:15304572]

NICHD Definition: A headache disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of moderate to severe pulsating pain, and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, photophobia , phonophobia, and worsening with exertion.

CSP Definition: neural condition characterized by a severe recurrent vascular headache, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and photophobia, sometimes preceded by sensory disturbances; triggers include allergic reactions, excess carbohydrates or iodine in the diet, alcohol, bright lights or loud noises.

MSH Definition: A class of disabling primary headache disorders, characterized by recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches. The two major subtypes are common migraine (without aura) and classic migraine (with aura or neurological symptoms). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Disorder, Migraine
Disorders, Migraine
HEADACHE, MIGRAINE
Headaches, Migraine
Migraine (disorder)
Migraine Disorders [Disease/Finding]
Migraine Disorders
Migraine Disorder
Migraine headaches
migraine headache
Migraine NOS
MIGRAINE SYNDROME
Migraine type headaches
Migraine, unspecified
Migraines
MIGRAINE
Migrainous headache

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C89715 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN note many specifics; use word of text MSH
ANSWER_CODE 6 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 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID F26.. SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 03/05/2003 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2056-6472 CSP
DX 20060101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES1 headache NOS (R51) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 lower half migraine (G44.00) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 headache syndromes (G44.-) ICD10CM
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
HN 2006 (1963) MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICF The following fifth-digit subclassification is for use with category 346: {0 without mention of intractable migraine without mention of status migrainosus; {without mention of refractory migraine without mention of status migrainosus}; 1 with intractable migraine, so stated, without mention of status migrainosus; {with refractory migraine, so stated, without mention of status migrainosus}; 2 without mention of intractable migraine with status migrainosus; {without mention of refractory migraine with status migrainosus}; 3 with intractable migraine, so stated, with status migrainosus; {with refractory migraine, so stated, with status migrainosus}} ICD9CM
IPX -G43 ICPC
IPX -G44.1 ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A class of disabling primary headache disorders, characterized by recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches. The two major subtypes are common migraine (without aura) and classic migraine (with aura or neurological symptoms). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1) NDFRT
MESH_DUI D008881 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Migraine Disorders NDFRT
MESH_UI M0013864 NDFRT
MMR 20120703 MSH
MN C10.228.140.546.399.750 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/migraine.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/migraine.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/migraine.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/migraine.html 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 Migraine NCI
NUI N0000171630 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 05988 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 06056 ICD10CM
PM 2006; see MIGRAINE 1963-2005 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10027599$10027603$10019231$10029205$Migraine$Migraine headaches$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 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3171093 RXNORM
RXAUI 3198847 RXNORM
RXAUI 3198850 RXNORM
RXAUI 3198851 RXNORM
RXAUI 3198852 RXNORM
RXCUI 1021806 RXNORM
SID HP:0007194 HPO
SNOMED_CID 37796009 NDFRT
SNOMEDID DA-38000 SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Excludes: headache: {NOS (784.0); syndromes (339.00-339.89)} ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS G43.9 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~G43.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS G43.909 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | 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~G43.909 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~F26.. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DA-38000 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T026569 MSH
TERMUI T369463 MSH
TERMUI T369464 MSH
TERMUI T636787 MSH
TH NLM (1963) MSH
TH NLM (2000) MSH
TH NLM (2006) MSH
TH OMIM (2013) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
USE_ADDITIONAL code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5) ICD10CM

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