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NEU (Neuronames Brain Hierarchy) - Source Representation

This page lists specific source data elements and provides information on their representation in the UMLS Metathesaurus.

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VSAB: NEU2018_05_16

General Notes/Comments:

NeuroNames, developed and maintained by The National Primate Research Center at the University of Washington, is a comprehensive neuroanatomical nomenclature for structures of the primate brain. It includes a standard vocabulary of structure names designed to maximize practicality in verbal communication as well as computerized knowledge management, and contains synonyms of the standard terms in several languages.

Data is supplied in a single XML file.

Summary of Changes

No changes in this version.

Summary of Source-Provided Files

Documentation and Reference

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File Name Description
NeuroNames_05162018.xml XML file of standard names, synonyms, acronyms, URLs, and codes.

Source-Provided File Details

Field Number Field Name Description Representation
1 brainInfoID Unique ID assigned to each neuroanatomical structure MRCONSO.CODE; MRCONSO.SCUI
2 cNIDType Identifies whether an item is in the classical hierarchy of brain structures (value = h) or not (value = a for ancillary) MRSAT.ATN=CNIDTYPE
3 cNID IDs used prior to 2009 MRSAT.ATN=CNID
4 standardName Preferred name MRCONSO.STR; MRCONSO.TTY=PT or MRCONSO.TTY=OP
5 standardAcronym Acronym MRCONSO.STR; MRCONSO.TTY=ACR
6 synonym Synonym MRCONSO.STR; MRCONSO.TTY=SY or MRCONSO.TTY=IS if language = English or Latin, otherwise, mapped to ATN = TRANSLATION
7 synonymLanguage Language of the synonym used to determine if TTY or ATN is assigned. If language = Mixed, it is not processed.
8 pubMedHits Frequency of term in the PubMed abstracts of the past 25 years not processed
9 brainInfoURL URL of the central directory page in BrainInfo MRSAT.ATN=BRAININFO_URL

The following fields can occur multiple times within a concept:

  • synonym
  • synonymLanguage