What does the word headache mean?
Pain in any part of the head except the face, more or less deep-seated in character. H. may be due to structural disease of the brain or membranes( Organic h.); diseases of other organs, especially the eyes, genital organs, and stomach( Reflex h., Symptomatic h.); general diseases, especially syphilis, gout, rheumatism, uraemia, or fever( Pyrexial h.); systemic poisons, such as alcohol, the narcotics and anaesthetics, intestinal toxins, carbon dioxide( Toxic h.); functional affections of the nervous system( hysteria, neurasthenia); and general or local anaemia and hyperaemia( Anaemic h. and Hyperaemic or Congestive h.). Blind h., Bilious h., Sick h., migraine.
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