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

Definition of hemicrania in English:


[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.


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

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