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
_Reviewed by David Watson, MD. _
Author of “Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches”