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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

Active Release – 2014AA Release

The full release of the UMLS Metathesaurus includes all of the vocabularies listed in Appendix 1 of the license agreement.

The active release is a subset of the full release, which only includes vocabularies that are actively updated in the Metathesaurus. The main purposes of the active release are to:

  • Reduce file size for download;
  • Decrease MetamorphoSys processing time; and
  • Provide easier access to current Metathesaurus content.
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Sources included in the Active Release

Source NameRSAB
Alternative Billing Concepts ALT
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC
Authorized Osteopathic Thesaurus AOT
Clinical Care Classification CCC
Clinical Classifications Software CCS
Current Dental Terminology CDT
Consumer Health Vocabulary CHV
Medical Entities Dictionary CPM
Current Procedural Terminology CPT
CRISP Thesaurus CSP
Vaccines Administered CVX
German translation of ICD10 DMDICD10
DSM-IV DSM4
Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology FMA
Gene Ontology GO
Gold Standard Drug Database GS
Current Dental Terminology (CDT) HCDT
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System HCPCS
HCPCS Version of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) HCPT
HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee HGNC
HL7 Vocabulary Version 2.5 HL7V2.5
HL7 Vocabulary Version 3.0 HL7V3.0
ICD10 ICD10
ICD10, American English Equivalents ICD10AE
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification ICD10AM
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian Modification, Americanized English Equivalents ICD10AMAE
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification ICD10CM
ICD10, Dutch Translation ICD10DUT
ICD-10-PCS ICD10PCS
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ICD9CM
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health ICF
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth ICF-CY
International Classification for Nursing Practice ICNP
International Classification of Primary Care 2nd Edition, Electronic, 2E, Dutch Translation ICPC2EDUT
International Classification of Primary Care 2nd Edition, Electronic, 2E ICPC2EENG
ICPC2-ICD10 Thesaurus, Dutch Translation ICPC2ICD10DUT
ICPC2 - ICD10 Thesaurus ICPC2ICD10ENG
ICPC-2 PLUS ICPC2P
Korean Standard Classification of Disease Version 5 KCD5
LOINC LNC
MEDLINE Backfiles MBD
Master Drug Data Base MDDB
Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities Terminology (MedDRA) and its 9 translations MDR, MDRCZE, MDRDUT, MDRFRE, MDRGER, MDRHUN, MDRITA, MDRJPN, MDRPOR, MDRSPA
MEDLINE Current Files MED
MEDCIN MEDCIN
MedlinePlus Health Topics MEDLINEPLUS
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX
Medical Subject Headings and its 15 translations MSH, MSHCZE, MSHDUT, MSHFIN, MSHFRE, MSHGER, MSHITA, MSHJPN, MSHLAV, MSHNOR, MSHPOL, MSHPOR, MSHRUS, MSHSCR, MSHSPA, MSHSWE
UMLS Metathesaurus MTH
Metathesaurus FDA National Drug Code Directory MTHFDA
Metathesaurus HCPCS Hierarchical Terms MTHHH
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, Metathesaurus additional entry terms MTHICD9
International Classification of Primary Care 2nd Edition, Electronic, 2E, American English Equivalents MTHICPC2EAE
ICPC2 - ICD10 Thesaurus, American English Equivalents MTHICPC2ICD10AE
Metathesaurus FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL
NANDA nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification NAN
NCBI Taxonomy NCBI
NCI Thesaurus NCI
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF
National Drug File NDFRT
NeuroNames NEU
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) NIC
National Library of Medicine Medline Data NLM-MED
Nursing Outcomes Classification NOC
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man OMIM
Omaha System OMS
Physician Data Query PDQ
Perioperative Nursing Data Set PNDS
Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms PSY
RxNorm Vocabulary RXNORM
SNOMED Clinical Terms, Spanish Language Edition SCTSPA
US Edition of SNOMED CT® SNOMEDCT_US
Veterinary Extension to SNOMED CT® SNOMEDCT_VET
Source of Payment Typology SOP
Standard Product Nomenclature SPN
Metathesaurus Source Terminology Names SRC
Traditional Korean Medical Terms TKMT
UMDNS: product category thesaurus UMD
USP Model Guidelines USPMG
University of Washington Digital Anatomist UWDA
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF

Sources NOT included in the Active Release

Source NameRSAB
AI/RHEUM AIR
Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus AOD
Beth Israel Vocabulary BI
Canonical Clinical Problem Statement System CCPSS
COSTAR COSTAR
Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology, Spanish Translation CPTSP
COSTART CST
Diseases Database DDB
German translation of UMDNS DMDUMD
DSM-III-R DSM3R
DXplain DXP
ICPC2E-ICD10 relationships from Dr. Henk Lamberts HLREL
International Classification of Primary Care and its 13 translations ICPC, ICPCBAQ, ICPCDAN, ICPCDUT, ICPCFIN, ICPCFRE, ICPCGER, ICPCHEB, ICPCHUN, ICPCITA, ICPCNOR, ICPCPOR, ICPCSPA, ICPCSWE
Online Congenital Multiple Anomaly/Mental Retardation Syndromes JABL
Library of Congress Subject Headings LCH
McMaster University Epidemiology Terms MCM
Metathesaurus Version of Minimal Standard Terminology Digestive Endoscopy and its 2 translations MTHMST, MTHMSTFRE, MTHMSTITA
NCI SEER ICD Neoplasm Code Mappings NCISEER
Patient Care Data Set PCDS
Pharmacy Practice Activity Classification PPAC
Quick Medical Reference (QMR) QMR
QMR clinically related terms from Randolph A. Miller RAM
Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) (Read Codes) and its 3 related sources RCD, RCDAE, RCDSA, RCDSY
SNOMED-2 SNM
SNOMED International SNMI
UltraSTAR ULT
WHO Adverse Reaction Terminology and its 4 translations WHO, WHOFRE, WHOGER, WHOPOR, WHOSPA