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November 1988

Migraineur, or Migraineuse?

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology New York University Medical Center 550 First Ave New York, NY 10016

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(11):1180. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520350018005

To the Editor.  —In their excellent article, "Migraine and Other Diseases in Women of Reproductive Age: The Influence of Smoking on Observed Associations," in the October 1987 issue of the Archives,1 Dr Chen and coworkers use the term migraineur to refer to pregnant women with migraine. Is this not the masculine form? Should not a woman with migraine be called a migraineuse? Should this latter word not be used generically for all migraine populations who do not contain a clear majority of men?

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