Human migraine models

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The need for experimental models is obvious. In animal models it is possible to study vascular responses, neurogenic inflammation, c-fos expression etc. However, the pathophysiology of migraine remains unsolved, why results from animal studies not directly can be related to the migraine attack, which is a human experience. A set-up for investigations of experimental headache and migraine in humans, has been evaluated and headache mechanisms explored by using nitroglycerin and other headache-inducing agents. Nitric oxide (NO) or other parts of the NO activated cascade seems to be responsible for the induced headache and migraine. Perspectives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCephalalgia : an international journal of headache
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)781-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

    Research areas

  • Animals, Cerebrovascular Circulation, Humans, Migraine Disorders, Models, Neurological, Nitroglycerin, Vasodilator Agents

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