Autonomic nervous system function in migraine without aura.

  title={Autonomic nervous system function in migraine without aura.},
  author={Pietro Cortelli and Giulia Pierangeli and Piero Parchi and Manuela Contin and Agostino Baruzzi and Elio Lugaresi},
  volume={31 7},
Autonomic nervous system functions were studied in 13 females with migraine without aura during headache-free intervals, using physiological, pharmacological and biochemical methods. Heart-rate in the resting condition and blood pressure rises in the cold-face and isometric handgrip tests were higher than in controls. Normal cardiovascular responses to the Valsalva manoeuvre and to noradrenaline infusion suggest that the baroreflex arc is intact. Normal heart rate responses to the Valsalva… CONTINUE READING
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