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
- Adverse Reaction
- 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
Reviewed by David Watson, MD.
© Teri Robert, 2017.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate in the area of migraine and other headache disorders, and has been writing for the HealthCentral migraine site since 2007. She is a co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association. She received the National Headache Foundation's Patient Partners Award for "ongoing patient education, support, and advocacy" in 2004 and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society in 2013. You can find links to Teri's work on her web site and blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.