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Glossary for Vascular headaches

  • Aura: A sensation that precedes and marks the onset of a neurological condition
  • Blind spot: Loss of vision in a particular area
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Cluster headache: Headache that occurs periodically, with active periods interrupted by spontaneous remissions.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Ergotamine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ergotamine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Headache and migraine conditions: Medical conditions related to headaches including migraine.
  • Hemianopsia: A condition which is characterized by the loss of vision in one half of the visual field
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Scotoma: A condition which is characterized by an area of depressed vision in the visual field.
  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.

 

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