familial hemiplegic migraine


A rare inherited migraine disorder characterized by a temporary paralysis of one side of the body followed by severely throbbing headaches and nausea; it occasionally can cause coma.

Nearby words

  1. flapping tremor,
  2. flappy,
  3. flaps,
  4. flare,
  5. flare path,
  6. flare up,
  7. flare, solar,
  8. flare-up,
  9. flareback,
  10. flared

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