Urinary melatonin excretion throughout the ovarian cycle in menstrually related migraine

G. Murialdo, S. Fonzi, P. Costelli, G. P. Solinas, C. Parodi, S. Marabini, M. Fanciullacci, A. Polleri

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Abstract

Nocturnal urinary melatonin excretion was significantly decreased throughout an ovarian cycle in 12 migraine without aura patients compared to 8 healthy controls. Normal increases in urinary melatonin excretion during the luteal phase was less pronounced in the migraine patients. Melatonin excretion was further decreased during headache. The data indicate impaired pineal function in migraine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalCephalalgia
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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