Pathophysiology of migraine.

  title={Pathophysiology of migraine.},
  author={Fred Michael Cutrer},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={30 2},
  • F. M. Cutrer
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Seminars in neurology
Our understanding of migraine pathophysiology is a work in progress. As more is learned about migraine, it seems that the probability of identifying a single unifying explanation for this common disorder becomes less and less. Although the neuroanatomy and elements of pain physiology underlying migraine attacks are probably shared pathophysiologic elements, the emerging complexity of migraine genetics suggests that the acute attack may be the final common expression of more than one type of… 

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