noun[mass noun] Medicine
- Pain affecting one side of the head: he had shown that carotid pressure relieved the pain of hemicraniaMore 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'.