cluster headache

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cluster headache

n.
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.
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clus′ter head`ache


n.
a type of recurrent headache characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain on one side of the head.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

clus·ter head·ache

, Horton syndrome
n. cefalalgia de Horton, dolor de cabeza producido por histaminas.
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They are known as suicide headaches because some people have taken their lives because of them.
We hear of people with so-called suicide headaches, which hurt so badly that sufferers consider killing themselves.
Meanwhile, Grimsby resident Barbara Cullen reveals how her 'suicide headaches', pains that are thought to be 10 times worse than childbirth, are hopefully going to be treated by a nerve stimulator placed in her brain by surgeon Dr Laurence Watkins.