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Early morning migraine. Nocturnal plasma levels of catecholamines, tryptophan, glucose, and free fatty acids and sleep encephalographs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  65562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nocturnal plasma catecholamine, tryptophan, glucose, and free fatty acid levels have been measured in 19 subjects who regularly awoke from sleep with migraine. All-night polygraphic sleep recordings were also made. 13 subjects were studied on a second occasion allowing within-subject control as well as group comparison. Plasma total catecholamine and specifically plasma-noradrenaline levels were significantly higher in the three hours before the subjects awoke with migraine. No differences were found in plasma tryptophan, glucose, insulin, and free fatty acid levels in the migraine/no-migraine categories. Waking with migraine occurred significantly more often from rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep. There were no other differences in sleep pattern in the migraine/no-migraine categories.
L K Hsu; A H Crisp; R S Kalucy; J Koval; C N Chen; M Carruthers; K J Zilkha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-25     Completed Date:  1977-04-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / analysis*
Catecholamines / blood*
Circadian Rhythm
Fatty Acids, Nonesterified / blood*
Insulin / blood
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / blood*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Prospective Studies
Sleep, REM / physiology
Time Factors
Tryptophan / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Catecholamines; 0/Fatty Acids, Nonesterified; 11061-68-0/Insulin; 73-22-3/Tryptophan

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