brain freeze

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brain freeze

n. Informal
A headache resulting from the rapid consumption of cold food or beverages.
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Budak, "Idiopathic stabbing headache and experimental ice cream headache (short-lived headaches)," European Neurology, vol.
That mouthful of Greek and Latin is the scientific term for "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze," where you're assailed by stabbing head pains after attacking your double chocolate-chip scoop.
But the pre-Father's Day ice cream headache unfreezes our reserve.
Claudia Hammond looks at the hidden world of ice cream and hears about scientific research into the ice cream headache.