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Disease Tension-Type Headache

Name Tension-Type Headache
Synonyms Headache, Idiopathic | Headache, Psychogenic | Headaches, Idiopathic | Headaches, Psychogenic | Headaches, Stress | Headaches, Tension | Headaches, Tension-Type | Headaches, Tension-Vascular | Headache, Stress | Headache, Tension | Headache, Tension-Type | Headache, Tension-Vascular | Idiopathic Headache | Idiopathic Headaches | Psychogenic Headache | Psychogenic Headaches | Stress Headache | Stress Headaches | Tension Headache | Tension Headaches | Tension Type Headache | Tension-Type Headaches | Tension Vascular Headache | Tension-Vascular Headache | Tension-Vascular Headaches
Definition A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D018781

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DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Headache Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Headache Disorders, Primary Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tension-Type Headache Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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