What does headache mean?

Definitions for headache
ˈhɛdˌeɪkheadache

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concern, worry, headache, vexationnoun

    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

  2. headache, head ache, cephalalgianoun

    pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

Wiktionary

  1. headachenoun

    A pain or ache in the head.

  2. headachenoun

    (figurative) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.

    The clumsy filing system has been a huge headache.

Wikipedia

  1. Headache

    Headache is the symptom of pain in the face, head, or neck. It can occur as a migraine, tension-type headache, or cluster headache. There is an increased risk of depression in those with severe headaches.Headaches can occur as a result of many conditions. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society, which classifies it into more than 150 types of primary and secondary headaches. Causes of headaches may include dehydration; fatigue; sleep deprivation; stress; the effects of medications (overuse) and recreational drugs, including withdrawal; viral infections; loud noises; head injury; rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage; and dental or sinus issues (such as sinusitis).Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying cause, but commonly involves pain medication (especially in case of migraine or cluster headache). A headache is one of the most commonly experienced of all physical discomforts.About half of adults have a headache in a given year. Tension headaches are the most common, affecting about 1.6 billion people (21.8% of the population) followed by migraine headaches which affect about 848 million (11.7%).

ChatGPT

  1. headache

    A headache is a symptom characterized by pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. It is typically caused by various conditions like stress, dehydration, tension, sinus congestion, or more serious issues like migraines or brain-related diseases. The severity, frequency, and associated symptoms can vary widely and can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headachenoun

    pain in the head; cephalalgia

Wikidata

  1. Headache

    A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Headache is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Headache

    The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headache' in Nouns Frequency: #2758

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headache in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of headache in a Sentence

  1. Allan Lokos:

    All of us are going through crashes all the time, we don’t think of them as crashes. We think of them as a headache, we call them ‘divorce,’ we call them ‘the stock market is really down,’.

  2. Amber Luong:

    Any blood in your spinal fluid is very irritating to the brain and gives you a headache.

  3. Sam Crowe:

    That's part of the challenge, high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, even a dark purple rash. It can progress very rapidly though and lead to death within a very short period of time. So we're telling folks if they're seeing those symptoms, to definitely get to their health care provider as soon as possible.

  4. Nathan Rigney:

    Some people may end up paying more. Some will end up paying a little less, and some will break even. But it can be a huge headache even when there's not a big impact on your bank account.

  5. Vincenzo Scarpetta:

    The problem with Sturgeon's plan is that she appears to assume that if there's a referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit, then Scotland can remain a member of the European Union, this is a legal headache for Europe. Clearly the European Commission's position is that in cases of secession, the newly created state would have to apply from scratch.

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