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Migraine : a spectrum of ideas

Author: Merton Sandler; Geralyn M Collins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Series: Oxford medical publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Migraine is a crippling illness - it does not kill but gives rise to considerable suffering. This work presents the numerous advances that have been made over the past two decades in our understanding of this painful illness and discusses the position of migraine research today.

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Genre/Form: Congress
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(DLC) 89016265
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merton Sandler; Geralyn M Collins
ISBN: 9780191724305 0191724300
OCLC Number: 608592456
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Merton Sandler: Introduction; J.N. Blau: The nature of migraine: do we need to invoke slow neurochemical processes?; Discussion; J.W. Lance, G.A. Lambert, P.J. Goadsby, & A.S. Zagami: Contribution of experimental studies to understanding the pathophysiology of migraine; Discussion; Kathleen R. Merikangas: Genetic epidemiology of migraine; Discussion; Ryszard J. Gryglewski & John R. Vane: A possible role of endothelial vasorelaxants in the pathogenesis ofmigraine; Discussion; Sergio H. Ferreira: A classification of peripheral analgesics based upon their mode of action; Discussion; Michael A. Moskowitz, Damianos E. Sakas, Michihisa Kano, Hermes A. Kontos, & Enoch P. Wei: Vasomotor functions of trigeminovascular fibres: inferences from lesion studies; Discussion;Jes Olesen, Tom Skyhoj Olsen, & Lars Friberg: Regional cerebral blood flow in migraine; Discussion; K.M.A. Welch: Migraine pathogenesis examined with contemporary techniques for analysing brain function; Discussion; Michael A. Moskowitz & M. Gabriella Buzzi: The superior pericarotid cavernous sinus plexus and cluster headaches; Discussion; J.R. Fozard: 5-HT in migraine: evidence from 5-HT receptor antagonists for a neuronal aetiology; Discussion; P.P.A. Humphrey, W. Feniuk, &M.J. Perren: 5-HT in migraine: evidence with 5-HT1-like receptor agonists for a vascular aetiology; G. Curzon, G.A. Kennett, K. Shah, & P. Whitton: Behavioural effects of m-chlorophenylpiperazine (m-CPP), a reported migraine precipitant; Discussion; P.R. Saxena: 5-HT receptors and migraine; Discussion; P.R. Saxena: Isthere still a case for the shunt hypothesis in migraine?; Discussion; General discussion I; Lars Edvinsson, Inger Jansen, & Rolf Uddman: Peptidergic mechanisms in human intracranial and extracranial arteries; Discussion; J.C. Schwartz, B. Giros, C. Gros, C. Llorens-Cortes, J.M. Arrang, M. Garbarg, & H. Pollard: Novel agents affecting enkephalinergic and histaminergic transmissions in the brain; Discussion; Vivette Glover & Merton Sandler: The biochemical basis of migrainepredisposition; Discussion; Kathleen R. Merikangas & Jules Angst: Depression and migraine; Discussion; Richard C. Peatfield: Pain, headache, and depression: a discussion; Discussion; Richard C. Peatfield: A note on the role of platelets in migraine: a personal view; Discussion; J. de Belleroche: Differential abnormalitiesin signal transduction in migraine and cluster headache; Discussion; F. Clifford Rose: The current status of migraine therapy; Discussion; A. Ziegler: Treatment: where are we going?; Discussion; General discussion II; J.W. Lance: The neurovascular basis of migraine: some concluding thoughts; Index.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: edited by Merton Sandler and Geralyn Collins.


The high morbidity of migraine poses a massive economic problem and gives rise to considerable suffering. The difficulty of traditional research approaches has led to a variety of research  Read more...


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'The book is a comprehensive introduction and explores in depth some of the unresolved issues.' Trends in Neurosciences

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