cephalalgia

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek κεφαλαλγίᾱ (kephalalgíā); equivalent to cephal- +‎ -algia.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛfəˈlæld͡ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: ceph‧al‧al‧gia

Noun[edit]

cephalalgia (countable and uncountable, plural cephalalgias)

  1. (medicine) A pain in the head; headache.
    • 1833, R. J. Bertin, Charles W. Chauncy, transl., Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart, and Great Vessels, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blnachard, page 207:
      The pungent pain, dyspnœa, cephalalgia, redness of the face, pulsations of the heart, strong and rapid, the pulse full and vibrating, induced M. Peyrade, then attached to that hospital, to practise blood-letting in the arm. It was followed with marked relief.

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