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    A medication used in the prevention of vascular headaches, e.g. migraines. It is based in ergotamine tartrate and caffeine.


Pertaining to blood vessels.

Pain in the cranial region that may occur as an isolated and benign symptom or as a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; and other disorders. In general, recurrent headaches that are not associated with a primary disease process are referred to as HEADACHE DISORDERS (e.g., MIGRAINE).

A vasoconstrictor found in ergot of Central Europe. It is an alpha-1 selective adrenergic agonist and is commonly used in the treatment of migraine.

A stimulating drug found in coffee, tea, and cola beverages. After a headache begins, caffeine may be helpful in aborting headaches, so it is widely used in combination drugs prescribed for relief of headache. Paradoxically, using caffeine to excess or too rapid withdrawal from caffeine, may cause headaches in some individuals.


Cafe au lait spot

Cafe au lait spots
Irregularly shaped, permanent tan or light brown flat birthmark patches. More than a few large spots may indicate neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder, so if your baby has them, tell his doctor.

Cafe Wall illusion
Although the lines composing the image are parallel, they do not appear to be.


Phenomenon of precipitation of immunoglobulins in serum on exposure to cold. Associated with vasculitis and Raynaud's phenomenon.

Crystal arthritis
Joint inflammation due to deposition of certain types of crystal. e.g. gout due to urate crystals.

Peptides which regulate cellular growth, differentiation and activation.


A medicine used in the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Used in the treatment of Paget's disease of bone and osteoporosis.

An ACE inhibitor, antihypertensive agent.

A medicine used in the treatment of hypertension.

A medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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