Endorphin Levels in Headache Syndromes

Authors

  • Ivy Fettes Ph.D., M.D.,

  • Marek Gawel M.D.,

  • Sandy Kuzniak B.Sc.,

  • John Edmeads M.D.


Abstract

SYNOPSIS

Plasma levels of immunoreactive b-endorphin were found to be lower in patients with classical migraine than in patients with common migraine or chronic daily vascular headache or the control group. A role for b-endorphin in the mechanism of the neurological dysfunction in classical migraine is suggested.

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