Abstract:Background Systemic nitroglycerin (NTG) activates brain nuclei involved in nociceptive transmission as well as in neuroendocrine and autonomic functions in rats. These changes are considered relevant for migraine because NTG consistently provokes spontaneous-like migraine attacks in migraineurs. Several studies have suggested a relationship between the endocannabinoid levels and pain mediation in migraine. URB937, a peripheral inhibitor of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH)—the enzyme that degrades anandamide, … Show more
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