Migraine Medical Terms Glossary Index
When we talk with our doctors or other health care professionals about migraine, it can be very helpful to understand some of the terms they use.
We've been putting together a glossary of terms that are sometimes used in the discussion of migraine. For each term, you'll find a definition, how it relates to migraine, and links that relate to it. Below is the index of our glossary.
Please check back on a regular basis, as we continue to add terms to our glossary.
- Abdominal Migraine
- Abortive Medication
- Auditory Hallucination
- Cerebrospinal Fluid
- Classic Migraine
- Common Migraine
- Computerized Axial Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT) Scan
- Conjunctival Injection
- Cortical Spreading Depression
- Preventive Medication
- Primary Headache
- Prophylactic Medication
because a migraine is NOT "just a headache"
Reviewed by David Watson, MD.