Pathophysiology of primary headaches.

  • L. Edvinsson
  • Published 2001 in Current pain and headache reports


The cerebral circulation is innervated by sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory nerves, which store a considerable number of neurotransmitters. The role of these has been evaluated in primary headaches. A clear association between head pain and the release of calcitonin gene-related peptide was demonstrated. In cluster headache and in a case of chronic… (More)


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@article{Edvinsson2001PathophysiologyOP, title={Pathophysiology of primary headaches.}, author={L. Edvinsson}, journal={Current pain and headache reports}, year={2001}, volume={5 1}, pages={71-8} }