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
© Teri Robert
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. 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 and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.