THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VEGETATIVE SYMPTOMS IN MIGRAINE

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    Vomiting and other vegetative symptoms of migraine are stimulated by serotonin or other neurally active agents which penetrate the central nervous system through specialised brain regions, such as the area postrema, without a blood-brain barrier. These regions then generate specific symptoms such as vomiting and allow serotonin to diffuse into adjacent centres where vegetative functions are then disturbed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)445-446
    Number of pages2
    JournalThe Lancet
    Volume318
    Issue number8244
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 1981

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VEGETATIVE SYMPTOMS IN MIGRAINE'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this