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  1. pain in one side of the head.
  2. migraine.
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Origin of hemicrania

1650–60; < Late Latin hēmicrānia, hēmicrānium < Greek hēmikrā́nion pain on one side of the head (see hemi-, cranium)
Related formshem·i·cran·ic [hem-i-kran-ik, -krey-nik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈkræn ɪk, -ˈkreɪ nɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • As inflaming the teeth by the use of mercury is of use in some kinds of hemicrania.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • A remarkable circumstance attends this kind of hemicrania, viz.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Headache assumes often the form of hemicrania; it may be in the forehead or about the eyes.

  • If a man suffers from hemicrania, he sets free a red cock in honour of the sun on a Tuesday.

  • I have had hemicrania for several days, and have been almost idle since my return home.

hemicrania in Medicine


  1. migraine
  2. hemicephalalgia
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