cephalalgia vs headache what difference

what is difference between cephalalgia and headache

English

Alternative forms

  • cephalalgy, cephalgy (dated)

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κεφαλαλγίᾱ (kephalalgíā); equivalent to cephal- +‎ -algia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɛfəˈlæld͡ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: ceph‧al‧al‧gia

Noun

cephalalgia (countable and uncountable, plural cephalalgias)

  1. (medicine) A pain in the head; headache.

Synonyms

  • headache

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • headach (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English hevedeche, from Old English hēafodeċe, equivalent to head +‎ ache.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛdeɪk/

Noun

headache (plural headaches)

  1. A pain or ache in the head.
  2. (figuratively) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.

Synonyms

  • (physical pain): cephalalgia
  • (annoyance): bother, pain in the neck

Hyponyms

  • hangover
  • hemicrania
  • megrim
  • migraine
  • tension headache

Translations


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