Migraine Medical Terms Glossary

PACAP

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PACAP is the abbreviation for pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide. It is a neuropeptide that is present in trigeminal neurons and is thought to affect pain sensation. It is thought to play a role in Migraine. Research is underway to investigate if blocking this peptide can abort or prevent Migraine attacks.

Synonyms:
PACAP-38, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide
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