Definition of Hemicrania

1. Noun. A severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men.

Exact synonyms: Megrim, Migraine, Sick Headache
Generic synonyms: Cephalalgia, Head Ache, Headache



Definition of Hemicrania

1. n. A pain that affects only one side of the head.

Definition of Hemicrania

1. Noun. (pathology) A headache affecting one side of the head. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hemicrania

1. A pain that affects only one side of the head. Origin: L., cf. F. Hemicranie. See Cranium, and Megrim. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemicrania

hemicerebrum
hemicerebrums
hemichannel
hemichannels
hemicholinium
hemicholinium 3
hemichordate
hemichordates
hemichorea
hemicolectomies
hemicolectomy
hemicollin
hemicomplex
hemicomplexes
hemicrania (current term)
hemicranial
hemicranias
hemicraniectomies
hemicraniectomy
hemicranies
hemicraniosis
hemicraniotomy
hemicrany
hemicryptophyte
hemicryptophytes
hemicube
hemicubes
hemicycle
hemicycles

Literary usage of Hemicrania

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1854)
"Dr. Turenne supposes hemicrania cavernous sinus, causing pressure 01 fifth nerve.23 He considers the re head backwards, to arise from the eA protrusion of ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1872)
"Quinine and Digitalis in hemicrania.—M. Debout has obtained favourable results from the combination of quinine with digitalis in the treatment of migraine. ..."

3. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine; a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"hemicrania.—The pain here is limited to one side of the head, but it may extend ... hemicrania, migraine, or megrim, has been explained as a neurosis of the ..."

4. The North American Medical and Surgical Journal by Hugh L Hodge, Franklin Bache, Charles D Meigs, Benjamin Hornor Coates, R La Roche (1831)
"hemicrania.—This disease is now generally considered to he a neuralgia, either continued or intermittent. The appellation neuralgia, however, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1869)
"[hemicrania, or sick-headache as it is generally called, is of a dull and sickening ... Since a stomach derangement usually accompanies the hemicrania, ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1902)
"He attempts to derive corroborative evidence from migraine or hemicrania in the male, and publishes extracts from the diary of a gentleman subject to these ..."

7. Handbook of the Diseases of the Nervous System by James Ross (1885)
"The predisposing causes of hemicrania are inheritance, generally from mother to ... hemicrania consists of paroxysms of headache which are separated by free ..."

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