- an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea; hemicrania.
Origin of migraine
Examples from the Web for migraine
Migraine drugs fall into two categories: preventive and abortive.
To tell a migraine from a tension-type headache, remember POUND.
If four or five of these factors are present, a migraine is much more likely.
Roughly 90 percent of primary headaches fall into three categories: tension, migraine, and cluster.
Generally, an aura lasts no more than a few minutes and is followed by a migraine within an hour.
The first variety to be considered is "sick headache" or migraine.
One day, when Migraine was worse, they had recourse to the musical glasses.Bouvard and Pcuchet
I have not seen her; she keeps her chamber with the migraine.The Reckoning
Robert W. Chambers
It was a migraine, and though I watched it carefully I could not trace it to any fault of mine.My Autobiography
F. Max Mller
The second fact relates to the clinical history of migraine.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it
Francis E. Anstie
- a throbbing headache usually affecting only one side of the head and commonly accompanied by nausea and visual disturbances
Word Origin and History for migraine
late 14c., megrim, from Old French migraigne (13c.), from vulgar pronunciation of Late Latin hemicrania "pain in one side of the head, headache," from Greek hemikrania, from hemi- "half" + kranion "skull" (see cranium). The Middle English form was re-spelled 1777 on the French model. Related: Migrainous.
- A severe recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, that is characterized by sharp pain and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.hemicrania megrim sick headache
- A severe recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, that is characterized by sharp, throbbing pain and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and visual disturbances. Vasodilation in the brain causes inflammation that results in pain, but the exact cause of migraine is unknown.