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More frequent partner hugs and higher oxytocin levels are linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate in premenopausal women
In animals, ventral stroking for >5 days increases oxytocin (OT) activity and decreases blood pressure (BP), but related human studies are few. Thus, relationships between self-reported frequency ofExpand
Allopregnanolone levels and reactivity to mental stress in premenstrual dysphoric disorder
BACKGROUND This study was designed to examine basal and stress-induced levels of the neuroactive progesterone metabolite, allopregnanolone, in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) andExpand
Effects of Partner Support on Resting Oxytocin, Cortisol, Norepinephrine, and Blood Pressure Before and After Warm Partner Contact
Objective: We examined whether the magnitude of plasma oxytocin (OT), norepinephrine (NE), cortisol, and blood pressure (BP) responses before and after a brief episode of warm contact (WC) with theExpand
Group differences in pain modulation: pain-free women compared to pain-free men and to women with TMD
&NA; Previously reported differences in sensitivity to experimental pain stimuli between the sexes, as well as between temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients and healthy control subjects, may beExpand
Adrenergic dysregulation and pain with and without acute beta-blockade in women with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder.
UNLABELLED In patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD), stress and pain may chronically enhance sympathetic activity, altering cardiovascular responses andExpand
Ischemic but Not Thermal Pain Sensitivity Varies Across the Menstrual Cycle
Objective and Method Findings from both animal and human research suggest that pain sensitivity changes across the menstrual cycle; however, among humans the nature of these menstrual cycle effectsExpand
Blood pressure publication guidelines
Blood pressure is one of the most commonly recorded functions in physiology and medicine, and it has become a major variable in recent psychophysiological and behavioral medicine research. ManyExpand
Associations of abdominal fat with perceived racism and passive emotional responses to racism in African American women.
OBJECTIVES An excess in abdominal fat may predispose African American women to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Because stress may increase body fat in theExpand
Hemodynamics of blood pressure responses during active and passive coping.
This laboratory study was designed to address a number of interrelated issues regarding cardiovascular reactivity to psychological stress. One objective was to extend the previous research comparingExpand
Orthostatic Hypotension Predicts Mortality in Middle-Aged Adults: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Background— An association between orthostatic hypotension (OH) and mortality has been reported, but studies are limited to older adults or high-risk populations. Methods and Results— We investigatedExpand