Neurotransmitter

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A neurotransmitter is a chemical that occurring naturally in the brain and facilitates transmitting messages from one nerve cell to another. Some of the neurotransmitters are:

• serotonin

• norepinephrine

• dopamine

We see neurotransmitter discussed in relation to Migraine for multiple reasons:

• Levels of neurotransmitters are affected by the Migrainous process in the brain during a Migraine attack.

• Antidepressants, which affect neurotransmitters, are often effective Migraine and headache preventives.

• Most Migraine abortive medications work by binding to serotonin receptors.

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