Migraine Medical Terms Glossary

Peroxynitrite

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Peroxynitrite is a free radical that is formed by the combination of nitric oxide and superoxide. Elevated levels have been implicated in the development of many serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, muscular sclerosis, and ALS. It is thought to be involved in inflammation and pain perception, too.

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