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[mass noun] Pain affecting one side of the head:‘he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicrania’
sore head, migraineView synonyms
- ‘Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.’
- ‘Hemicrania continua is not triggered by neck movements, but tender spots in the neck may be present.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania or cluster headache attacks are never evoked by tactile stimuli.’
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek hēmikrania, from hēmi- half + kranion skull.
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