cluster headache

noun

Definition of cluster headache 

: a headache that is characterized by severe pain in the eye or temple and tends to recur in a series of attacks

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Current studies offered through Science 37’s website ask for participants who are willing to take medication to possibly treat cluster headaches or research how insulin treatments affect people of color who live with Type 2 diabetes. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "SoftBank is in talks to lead a $150 million investment in clinical trial startup Science 37," 5 June 2018 Eli Lilly is already testing its CGRP-antibody in people with cluster headaches, which occur in regular, cyclical patterns and can be even more painful than migraines. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, "Will antibodies finally put an end to migraines?," 18 May 2018 Doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes cluster headaches. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "8 Things You Need to Know About Excruciatingly Painful Cluster Headaches," 17 Dec. 2017 Justin Dolan, 30, of Belleville, New Jersey, has been living with cluster headaches for about 15 years. Susie East, CNN, "Migraines to cluster headaches: The most painful headaches you could ever have," 3 Oct. 2017 There's no cure for a cluster headache, and treatment is more complicated than a simple pill. Susie East, CNN, "Migraines to cluster headaches: The most painful headaches you could ever have," 3 Oct. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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cluster headache

noun

Medical Definition of cluster headache 

: a headache that is characterized by severe unilateral pain in the eye or temple, affects primarily men, and tends to recur in a series of attacks

called also histamine cephalalgia, histamine cephalgia, Horton's syndrome

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