prodrome

noun
pro·drome | \ˈprō-ˌdrōm \

Definition of prodrome 

: a premonitory symptom of disease

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Migraines can follow a pattern that moves through four stages: prodrome, aura, headache, and post-drome (also called the migraine hangover), the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Tell if Vestibular Migraines Are Why You Get Dizzy So Often," 12 July 2018 First up is the prodrome phase, which happens a day or two before the pain strikes, sounding the alarm that a migraine is coming. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About ‘Migraine Hangovers’," 13 Jan. 2018 According to the Mayo Clinic, the prodrome can include symptoms like constipation, mood changes, food cravings, neck stiffness, increased thirst and urinary frequency, and yawning more than usual. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About ‘Migraine Hangovers’," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of prodrome

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prodrome

French, literally, precursor, from Greek prodromos, from pro- before + dromos act of running, racecourse — more at pro-, dromedary

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prodrome

noun
pro·drome | \ˈprō-ˌdrōm \

Medical Definition of prodrome 

: a premonitory symptom of disease

called also prodroma

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