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Tension-Type Headache MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Tension-Type Headache
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Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Headache, Tension
Idiopathic Headache
Psychogenic Headache
Stress Headache
Tension Headache
Tension-Vascular Headache
Previous Indexing
Headache (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see TENSION HEADACHE 1995-2005
History Note
2006 (1995)
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Tension-Type Headache Preferred
Tension-Vascular Headache Related
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