clavus hystericus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

clavus

 [kla´vus] (pl. cla´vi) (L.)
clavus hyste´ricus a sharp, painful sensation as if a nail were being driven into the head. It is usually regarded as a conversion symptom.

clavus hystericus

A sharp pain usually localized to the vertex of the skull; said to be of psychosomatic origin.
See also: clavus