cluster headache

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Related to migrainous neuralgia: Horton's headache, Cluster Headaches

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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Cluster headaches, are also called histamine headaches or migrainous neuralgia because they're thought to be associated with the release of histamine and subsequent enlargement of the carotid arteries in the neck.