sick headache

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sick headache

n.
1. A headache accompanied by nausea.
2. A migraine.

sick headache

n
1. (Pathology) a headache accompanied by nausea
2. (Pathology) a nontechnical name for migraine

mi•graine

(ˈmaɪ greɪn or, Brit., ˈmi-)

n.
a severe, recurrent headache characterized by pressure or throbbing beginning on one side of the head and accompanied by nausea and other disturbances.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin hēmicrānia < Greek hemikranion; see hemi-, cranium. compare megrim]
mi•grain′ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sick headache - a headache accompanied by nauseasick headache - a headache accompanied by nausea  
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
2.sick headache - a severe recurring vascular headachesick headache - a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
Translations

sick headache

n˜ Migräneanfall m, → ˜ Migräne f
References in classic literature ?
He used to suffer from sick headaches, in his young days, every time he was approaching a coast.
Costello was a widow with a fortune; a person of much distinction, who frequently intimated that, if she were not so dreadfully liable to sick headaches, she would probably have left a deeper impress upon her time.
The next morning warnings of a sick headache prevented Marilla from going to Sunday-school with Anne.