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CEPHALALGIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cephalalgia mean? 

CEPHALALGIA (noun)
  The noun CEPHALALGIA has 1 sense:

1. pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

  Familiarity information: CEPHALALGIA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CEPHALALGIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

cephalalgia; head ache; headache

Hypernyms ("cephalalgia" is a kind of...):

ache; aching (a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cephalalgia"):

cluster headache; histamine headache (a painful recurring headache associated with the release of histamine from cells)

hemicrania; megrim; migraine; sick headache (a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men)

sick headache (a headache accompanied by nausea)

sinus headache (a headache resulting from congestion or infection in the paranasal sinuses)

tension headache (a headache located at the back of the head; usually caused by body tension resulting from overwork or psychological stress)


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