tension headache

(redirected from Stress headache)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tension headache - a headache located at the back of the headtension headache - a headache located at the back of the head; usually caused by body tension resulting from overwork or psychological stress
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

ten·sion head·ache

n. dolor de cabeza causado posiblemente por una tensión nerviosa mental.
References in periodicals archive ?
So, consider acetaminophen for that work-related stress headache.
Cause: All that frantic shopping, cooking and cleaning can bring on a stress headache - and that's before the in-laws arrive
Tension or stress headache is the most common type but it is low impact compared to migraine, as people can usually carry on their normal activities despite them, whereas a migraine is totally disruptive because of its severe symptoms.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Of patients with self-described or physician-diagnosed tension or stress headache, 88% actually turned out to meet International Headache Society diagnostic criteria for migraine or probable migraine in a large study, Dr.
I ended up with a racing heartbeat, a stress headache and painful thumbs.
Also called a muscle-contraction or stress headache, this is the type almost everyone gets occasionally.