Definitions of cephalalgia
  1. noun
    pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
    synonyms: head ache, headache
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    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
    type of:
    ache, aching
    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
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