Migraine Term of the Day - Interictal

  • What does the term interictal mean, on it's own and when applied to Migraines and headaches?


    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.


    Understanding medical terminology helps us be better prepared to work with our doctors as true treatment partners so the can made decisions with us rather than for us.

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    Today's term: Interictal.


    Interictal is the period of time between events, attacks, or episodes.


    Some examples:

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    © Ellen Schnakenberg, 2013.
    Last updated January 10, 2014.

Published On: January 10, 2014