familial hemiplegic migraine


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familial hemiplegic migraine

n.
A rare inherited migraine disorder characterized by a temporary paralysis of one side of the body followed by severely throbbing headaches and nausea; it occasionally can cause coma.
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Some will say, 'I get this from my mother,' which in part could be true, especially if they suffer from familial hemiplegic migraine.
Aura in some patients with familial hemiplegic migraine can be stopped by intranasal ketamine.
Other diseases affect the central nervous system, such as familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA-2), and spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6).
Genetic research, however, has already identified familial hemiplegic migraine, a rare form of complicated migraine, to be caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 19, one of the 26 strands of DNA in human cells.

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