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- noun Pain in the head; a headache.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, headache. Also called cephalalgy, encephalalgia.
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- noun (Med.) Pain in the head; headache.
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- noun medicine A
painin the head; headache.
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- noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
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You know, medical terms that sound scarier than the disease, like cephalalgia (headache) or pneumonitis (lung inflammation).
In a person having a painful spot in the head, with intense cephalalgia, pus or water running from the nose, or by the mouth, or at the ears, removes the disease.
She talked about her own complaints and those of her CONFIDANTE for the time being, to every lady in the room successively, from our hostess down to Miss Wirt, taking them into corners, and whispering about bronchitis, hepatitis, St. Vitus, neuralgia, cephalalgia, and so forth.
In the summer of 1873 had a very severe attack of cephalalgia, which, judging from his subsequent history, was probably of rheumatic origin.
It is quite evident, admitting that such a change is capable of producing an amount of cerebral irritation sufficient to develop well-marked cephalalgia, that the latter must of necessity be within certain limits continuous.
The views therein expressed are remarkable for their succinct and thoroughly scientific elucidation of the two great physiological principles involved in the consideration of by far the greater majority of instances of cephalalgia.
It is not my purpose to discuss the treatment of the multifarious forms of cephalalgia on this occasion, did time permit.
Accepting the propositions, then, that the more adjacent causes of headache are (1) cerebral hyperæmia, (2) cerebral anæmia, and (3) irritation of the cerebral plasma itself, let us now consider how these morbid factors are most scientifically and speedily met at the bedside; and how, more particularly, those distressing conditions of engorgement, which are so baneful an item in the causation of a certain form of cephalalgia, are best overcome.
She suffered intense cephalalgia and other signs of meningitis; despite vigorous treatment she lost consciousness and died shortly after the operation.
The larvæ develop and multiply with great rapidity, and sometimes gain admission into the frontal sinus, causing intense cephalalgia, and even death.