Progress in Migraine Research

Progress in Migraine Research

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Migraine is a painful neurological condition, of which the most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Migraine headaches are usually characterised by severe pain on one or both sides of the head. Absent serious head injuries, stroke, and tumours, the recurring severity of the pain indicates a vascular headache rather than a tension headache. Migraines are often accompanied by photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to sound) and nausea. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some individuals can predict the onset of a migraine because it is preceded by an 'aura', visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision. People with migraine tend to have recurring attacks triggered by a lack of food or sleep, exposure to light, or hormonal irregularities (only in women). Anxiety, stress, or relaxation after stress can also be triggers. For many years, scientists believed that migraines were linked to15-30 Ac 2007 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter II THE STUDY OF AUDITORY EVENT-RELATED EVOKED ... and Ewa Mojsa#39; a#39;Laboratory of Medical Electrodiagnostics, Department of Health Prophylaxis, Medical University PoznaA¬Ą , Poland; ... The following parameters were evaluated: the latencies of N1, P2, N2 , P300 and amplitude differences N1-P2, P2-N2, N2-P3. The test battery involves broad functional domains: general intellectual functioning, functional memory, cognitiveanbsp;...

Title:Progress in Migraine Research
Author:Amadeo O. Fernandez
Publisher:Nova Biomedical - 2007-01


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