Definition of hemicrania in English:

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hemicrania

Pronunciation: /hɛmɪˈkreɪnɪə/

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
  • Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.
  • Paroxysmal hemicrania is characterized by attacks of intense periorbital pain lasting 5 to 30 minutes and occurring up to dozens of times a day.
  • In an earlier paper he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicrania.

Origin

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

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