The Therapeutic Effects of Melatonin in Head Trauma

Authors

  • Özgür İsmailoğlu Süleyman Demirel University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Isparta.
  • S. Baki Albayrak Süleyman Demirel University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Isparta.
  • Çetin Kayaoğlu Atatürk University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Erzurum.

Keywords:

Head trauma, melatonin

Abstract

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone synthesized by pineocytes in the pineal gland. Melatonin was administered as a neuroprotective agent particularly to prevent secondary brain damage after traumatic brain injuries in previous studies. In the present review, we discuss the therapeutic role of melatonin in head traumas in the light of current literature.

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Published

2009-06-30

How to Cite

1.
İsmailoğlu Özgür, Albayrak SB, Kayaoğlu Çetin. The Therapeutic Effects of Melatonin in Head Trauma. J Nervous Sys Surgery [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];2(2):119-23. Available from: https://sscdergisi.org/index.php/sscd/article/view/147

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Section

Review