Migraine Term of the Day: Rhinorrhea

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.


    Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.


    Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.

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    Today's term: Rhinorrhea .


    Rhinorrhea: thin watery discharge from the nose, "runny nose."


    Rhinorrhea is often a symptom of cluster headaches and sometimes of Migraines.
     

    You can read more about rhinorrhea in cluster headaches and Migraines in:

    For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary .


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    Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.


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    Last updated March 13, 2010
Published On: March 13, 2010