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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Factors that contribute to a higher risk of cluster headaches include genetics (about 20 percent of cluster headache sufferers have a family history of the condition), current or previous tobacco use, and taking nitroglycerin, a medication used to treat heart disease.
The agency based its approval of the noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator device on subgroup analyses of episodic cluster headache patients in the ACTl and ACT2 trials, which were double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies.
He was of the view that consultant neurologists take up to two and half years even in the Britain to diagnose the cluster headache and then they start treatment for the painful condition.
The study (ACT1) was one of the largest ever undertaken in cluster headache, one of the worst pain conditions know to medicine, and was carried out in the US enrolling 150 patients at 20 headache treatment centers.
Lainez, professor of neurology at Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), presented 3-year follow-up data from Pathway CH-1, a randomized, sham-controlled trial of 43 patients with cluster headache.
In fact, the most up-to-date research on cluster headaches reveals that they are more similar to migraine than previously thought.
More likely, they represent migraine headache or, less likely, tension headache or cluster headache.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of Summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the sun?
He experience a cluster headache bout following sildenafil treatment for ED.
Pain from a cluster headache is severe, localized around one eye, and can last from minutes to hours.
Cluster Headaches: Cluster headaches (CH) are characterized by sudden paroxysmal attacks of severe head pain that occur in a collection of individual assaults experienced over days, weeks, or even months.