Migraine and Headache Term of the Day - Subclinical

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Do you know what the term "subclinical" means when discussing 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.

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. _

Today's term: subclinical.

Subclinical: not manifesting symptoms.

We see the term subclinical most often related to Migraine when discussing white matter lesions, aka white matter hyperintensities.

You can read more about subclinical and white matter lesions in:

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