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A note on the role of platelets in migraine: a personal view

Richard C. Peatfield

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780192618108
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191724305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0022
A note on the role of platelets in migraine: a personal view

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This chapter presents a personal view on the role of platelets in migraine. The chapter states a belief that much of the pathogenesis of each feature of migraine must relate to feedback loops. There must be two of these to account for the fact that the side affected by aura symptoms is not always the side affected by the headache. Each feedback loop must be able to enhance responses on one side at the expense of the other, and a loop eliminates the need to advance a single cause of migraine.

Keywords: platelets; migraine; feedback loops; aura symptoms; pathogenesis; prophylactic drugs

Chapter.  1945 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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