Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:
Headache, chronic daily
Headache, chronic daily: See: Chronic daily headache....
Headache, cluster: A distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as migrainous neuralgia.
There are two main clinical patterns of cluster headache -- the episodic and the chronic:
Episodic: This is the most common pattern of cluster headache. It
is characterized by 1-3 short attacks of pain arou...
Headache, febrile: A headache associated with
fever. Because this can sometimes indicate inflammation of
the brain, as in encephalitis, see your doctor immediately
if you experience this type of headache....
Headache, Hogwarts: See: Hogwarts headache....
Headache, hypnic: See: Hypnic headache....
Headache, migraine: See migraine headache....
Headache, rebound: Headaches experienced by those
who have taken ergotamine or analgesic medications for
migraines or other health conditions, and who have built up
a tolerance for these medications. Often the headache
occurs right after the medication wears off. Treatment is
by using the medic...
Headache, sinus: See: Sinus headache....
Headache, stress: See headache, tension....
Headache, tension: A headache caused by
contracting of the muscles in the back of the neck, on the
scalp, and sometimes in the jaw. Tension headaches are
usually related to stress. Treatment is via stress
reduction, massage, and analgesic medication, such as
aspirin (in adults only), acetaminop...
Headache, thunderclap: A sudden and
excruciatingly painful headache. Some doctors feel that in
the absence of a known headache disorder, such as
migraines, a thunderclap headache may sometimes signal a
ruptured aneurysm in the brain. See your physician
immediately if you experience this type of...
Headache, vascular: A group of headaches felt to
involve abnormal sensitivity of the blood vessels
(arteries) in the brain to various triggers, resulting in
rapid changes in the artery size due to spasm
(constriction). Other arteries in the brain and scalp then
open (dilate), and throbbing pain...
Health: As officially defined by the World Health Organization, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity....
Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services : The United States government's principal agency for "protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves." Also known as DHHS and HHS.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
Health Care Finance Administration
Health Care Finance Administration: See: HCFA....