Sujatha Biridepalli

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OBJECTIVES In healthy individuals, elevated blood pressure is associated with diminished acute pain sensitivity. These cardiovascular/pain regulatory system interactions appear altered in patients with chronic pain; elevated blood pressure is associated with increased acute and chronic pain responsiveness. If these alterations reflect failure of overlapping(More)
Recent work suggests that an expressive anger management style (anger-out) is associated with elevated acute pain sensitivity due to endogenous opioid antinociceptive dysfunction. We tested the hypothesis that this opioid dysfunction mediates the previously reported positive association between anger-out and chronic pain intensity. To assess endogenous(More)
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