cluster headache

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cluster headache

A recurring headache similar to migraine and characterized by severe pain in the eye or temple on one side of the head, watering of the eye, and a runny nose.

clus′ter head`ache

a type of recurrent headache characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain on one side of the head.
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Noun1.cluster headache - a painful recurring headache associated with the release of histamine from cells
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

clus·ter head·ache

, Horton syndrome
n. cefalalgia de Horton, dolor de cabeza producido por histaminas.
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One particular headache, cluster headache, has been described as the most painful type of headache one can endure.
Later chapters cover migraine and the childhood periodic syndromes, genetics of migraine headache, and other primary headaches in this population, as well as chronic daily headache, cluster and the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, secondary headaches, and medical causes of headache.