Definition of hemicrania in English:

hemicrania

Line breaks: hemi|cra¦nia
Pronunciation: /hɛmɪˈkreɪnɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Pain affecting one side of the head: he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicrania
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.

Origin

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

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