Definition of hemicrania in English:

hemicrania

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Pain affecting one side of the head.

    ‘he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicrania’
    • ‘In an earlier paper he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicrania.’
    • ‘Paroxysmal hemicrania is characterized by attacks of intense periorbital pain lasting 5 to 30 minutes and occurring up to dozens of times a day.’
    • ‘Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.’
    • ‘Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania or cluster headache attacks are never evoked by tactile stimuli.’
    • ‘Hemicrania continua is not triggered by neck movements, but tender spots in the neck may be present.’
    sore head, migraine
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Origin

Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek hēmikrania, from hēmi- half + kranion skull.

Pronunciation:

hemicrania

/hɛmɪˈkreɪnɪə/