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 for migraine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Megrim \Me"grim\, n. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL.
     hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ?; ?- half + ?
     skull. See Hemi- and Cranium, and cf. Hemicrania,
     Migraine.]
     1. A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually periodical and
        confined to one side of the head; now more commonly called
        migraine headache or migraine.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural,
        lowness of spirits.
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              These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies.
                                                    --Ford.
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     3. pl. (Far.) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded
        sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of
        blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy. --Youatt.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  migraine \mi*graine"\, n. [F. migraine, LL. hemigrania, L.
     hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. "hmikrani`a; "hmi- half +
     krani`on skull. See Hemi- and Cranium, and cf.
     Hemicrania, Migraine.]
     1. A kind of intense sick or nervous headache, usually
        periodical and confined to one side of the head; called
        also migraine headache. Same as megrim. --
        Mi*grain"ous, a.
        [1913 Webster]

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