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noun[mass noun] Medicine
- 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.
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek hēmikrania, from hēmi- 'half' + kranion 'skull'.
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