migraine headache
Megrim Me"grim, n. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL. hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ?; ?- half + ? skull. See {Hemi-} and {Cranium}, and cf. {Hemicrania}, {Migraine}.] 1. A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually periodical and confined to one side of the head; now more commonly called {migraine headache} or {migraine}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits. [1913 Webster]

These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies. --Ford. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Far.) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy. --Youatt. [1913 Webster]


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