Journal article

Molecular mechanisms of migraine: prospects for pharmacogenomics.

Kelly L Rogers, Rod A Lea, Lyn R Griffiths

American Journal of Pharmacogenomics | Published : 2003

Abstract

Migraine is a common complex disorder that affects a large portion of the population and thus incurs a substantial economic burden on society. The disorder is characterized by recurrent headaches that are unilateral and usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia. The range of clinical characteristics is broad and there is evidence of comorbidity with other neurological diseases, complicating both the diagnosis and management of the disorder. Although the class of drugs known as the triptans (serotonin 5-HT(1B/1D) agonists) has been shown to be effective in treating a significant number of patients with migraine, treatment may in the future be further enhanced by id..

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