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2012AB MedDRA Japanese Source Information




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Notes

The files found in the ASCII/MDRA_J141 directory of the MedDRA release contain the complete current MedDRA Japanese data set. Metathesaurus source processing requires only these files. The consecutive files, found in the ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141 directory, define what changes have been made in the MedDRA ASCII files since the last release. These files are not directly used for Metathesaurus source processing, except in limited cases to informally review updates or to confirm file integrity (e.g., as an exercise to verify that by applying current .seq changes to previous .asc data, the current .asc files can be recreated).

The information provided here applies explicitly to the Japanese translation of MedDRA. For information about other translations (Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) see the representation pages for each specific source and for MedDRA (English) which contains information relevant to the translation sources.

Summary of Changes:

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No changes have been made to the original data files or to representation of MDRJPN in 2012AA.

Source-Provided Files: Summary

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The Japanese language MedDRA distribution includes the following:

Documentation and Reference

File Name Description
ASCII_seq_datafiles_14_1_Japanese.doc ASCII and Consecutive Files Documentation. This is the primary documentation for the data files.
SMQ_intguide_14_1_Japanese.doc SMQ Introductory Guide
SMQ_spreadsheet_14_1_Japanese.xls SMQ Spreadsheet
intguide_14_1_Japanese.doc Introductory Guide
version_report_14_1_Japanese.xls Version Report
whatsnew_14_1_Japanese.doc What's New in this version

Ascii data files

File Name Description
ASCII/MDRA_J141/llt_j.asc Lower Level Terms
ASCII/MDRA_J141/pt_j.asc Preferred Terms
ASCII/MDRA_J141/hlt_j.asc High Level Terms
ASCII/MDRA_J141/hlgt_j.asc High Level Group Terms
ASCII/MDRA_J141/soc_j.asc System Organ Classes
ASCII/MDRA_J141/soc_hlgt.asc Relationships between SOC and HLGT codes
ASCII/MDRA_J141/hlgt_hlt.asc Relationships between HLGT and HLT codes
ASCII/MDRA_J141/hlt_pt.asc Relationships between HLT and PT codes
ASCII/MDRA_J141/intl_ord.asc International SOC sort order data
ASCII/MDRA_J141/smq_list_j.asc Standardised MedDRA Query (SMQ) Listing
ASCII/MDRA_J141/smq_content.asc Standardised MedDRA Query (SMQ) Listing
ASCII/MDRA_J141/mdhier.asc Hierarchy data: data in this file is redundant to data in soc_hlgt.asc, hlgt_hlt.asc and hlt_pt.asc
ASCII/MDRA_J141/meddra_release.asc
Release metadata

All information from the ASCII/MDRA_J141 files is included in the UMLS representation. Certain fields and files may not be directly processed because they contain redundant data.


Consecutive data files

File Name Description
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/hlt_j.seq High Level Terms
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/hlt_pt.seq Relationships between HLT and PT codes
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/llt.seq Lower Level Terms (English)
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/llt_j.seq Lower Level Terms (Japanese)
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/mdhier.seq Hierarchy data: data in this file is redundant to data in soc_hlgt.asc, hlgt_hlt.asc and hlt_pt.asc
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/pt.seq Preferred Terms (English)
ASC_SEQ/MDRA_J141/pt_j.seq Preferred Terms (Japanese)

Source-Provided Files: Details

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Details on format of input files and representation of source data. Consult the MedDRA documentation for additional details.

  • kanji: Japanese-Chinese characters
  • kana: Japanese phonetic symbols
  • kana1: alternate kana name
  • kana2: alternate kana name

file:llt_j.asc

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Lower Level Terms, represented with TTY= LT* or OL* (for non-current LLTs). Every PT has one identical LT for data entry purposes. In addition, LTs may be synonyms, lexical variants, quasi-synonyms, or sub-elements of their PT.Therefore, the pt_code is represented in MRCONSO as a Source-asserted Descriptor Identifier (SDUI), indicating that the LT and PT are closely related but not necessarily synonymous.

# Field Name Description Representation
1
llt_code 8-digit code to identify Lowest Level Term MRCONSO.CODE
2
llt_kanji Full name of Lowest Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY= "LT" or "OL")
3
llt_jcurr Indicates whether the Lowest Level Term is current or non-current Used to assign the termtype: If value = "Y", termtype = LT*; if value = "N", termtype = OL*, SUPPRESS = "Y"
4
llt_kana Kana form of Lowest Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "LTJKN" or "OLJKN")
5
llt_kana1 Alternate kana form of Lowest Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "LTJKN1" or "OLJKN1")
6
llt_kana2 Alternate kana form of Lowest Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "LTJKN2" or "OLJKN2")

file:pt_j.asc

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Preferred Terms

# Field Name Description Representation
1
pt_code 8-digit code to identify Preferred Term MRCONSO.CODE, MRCONSO.SDUI
2
pt_kanji Full name of Preferred Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "PT")
3
pt_kana Kana form of Preferred Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "PTJKN")
4
pt_kana1 Alternate kana form of Preferred Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "PTJKN1")
5
pt_kana2 Alternate kana form of Prefered Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "PTJKN2")

file:hlt_j.asc

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High Level Terms

# Field Name Description Representation
1
hlt_code 8-digit code to identify High Level Term MRCONSO.CODE
2
hlt_kanji Full name of High Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HT")
3
hlt_kana Kana form of High Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HTJKN")
4
hlt_kana1 Alternate kana form of High Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HTJKN1")
5
hlt_kana2 Alternate kana form of High Level Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HTJKN2")

file:hlgt_j.asc

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High Level Group Terms

# Field Name Description Representation
1
hlgt_code 8-digit code to identify High Level Group Term MRCONSO.CODE
2
hlgt_kanji Full name of High Level Group Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HG")
3
hlgt_kana Kana form of High Level Group Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HGJKN")
4
hlgt_kana1 Alternate kana form of High Level Group Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HGJKN1")
5
hlgt_kana2 Alternate kana form of High Level Group Term MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "HGJKN2")

file:soc_j.asc

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System Organ Classes

# Field Name Description Representation
1
soc_code 8-digit code to identify System Organ Class MRCONSO.CODE
2
soc_kanji Full name of System Organ Class MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "OS")
3
soc_order System Organ Class Order Not processed
4
soc_kana Kana form of System Organ Class MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "OSJKN")
5
soc_kana1 Alternate kana form of System Organ Class MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "OSJKN1")
6
soc_kana2 Alternate kana form of System Organ Class MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "OSJKN2")

file:soc_hlgt.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
soc_code 8-digit code to identify System Organ Class Used to create hierarchy
2
hlgt_code 8-digit code to identify High Level Group Term Used to create hierarchy

file:hlgt_hlt.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
hlt_code 8-digit code to identify High Level Term Used to create hierarchy
2
pt_code 8-digit code to identify Preferred Term Used to create hierarchy

file:hlt_pt.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
hlt_code 8-digit code to identify High Level Term Used to create hierarchy
2
pt_code 8-digit code to identify Preferred Term Used to create hierarchy

file:intl_ord.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
intl_ord_code Serial code for international System Organ Class sort order MRSAT: ATN = "MISO"
2
soc_code 8-digit code to identify System Organ Class  

file:smq_list_j.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
SMQ_code 8-digit code assigned to the Standardised MedDRA Query, starts with "2" MRCONSO.CODE
2
SMQ_kanji Name for the SMQ; each SMQ carries "(SMQ)" at the end of the name MRCONSO.STR (TTY = "SMQ")
3
SMQ_desc_kanji Descdript of the SMQ including inclusion and exclusion criteria MRDEF.DEF

file:smq_content.asc

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# Field Name Description Representation
1
SMQ_code 8-digit code assigned to the Standardised MedDRA Query, starts with "2" Used to create a "has_member" relationship between the SMQ and its members
2
Term_code Subordinate term code; it could be a code for a MedDRA PT, LLT or child SMQ Used to create a "has_member" relationship between the SMQ and its members
3
Term_level MedDRA hierarchy level of the term (4 = "PT", 5 = "LLT") or 0 for a child SMQ MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_LEVEL"
4
Term_scope Defines the MedDRA term as a member of the broad scope (1), narrow scope (2) of the SMQ search, or a child SMQ (0) (zero) MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_SCOPE" attached to the RUI
5
Term_category The category is assigned a single alphabetical letter depending on the algorithm applied. If the SMQ does not use algorithms, then all Term_category values are assigned "A." For a child SMQ, this field is assigned "S." MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_CAT" attached to the RUI
6
Term_weight Term weight is used for some SMQ algorithms. "0" is used as default. MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT" attached to the RUI
7
Term_status Identifies a term as active within this SMQ or inactive within this SMQ. When a term is added to an SMQ, the value is set to "A" for Active. The term can be flagged as "I" for inactive if the term is no longer used in the SMQ. MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_STATUS" attached to the RUI
8
Term_addition_version Identifies the version of MedDRA in which this term was added to the SMQ MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION" attached to the RUI
9
Term_last_modified_version Identifies the version of MedDRA in which this term was last modified in this SMQ. MRSAT: ATN = "SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION" attached to the RUI