Autonomic control of body temperature and blood pressure: influences of female sex hormones

@article{Charkoudian2017AutonomicCO,
  title={Autonomic control of body temperature and blood pressure: influences of female sex hormones},
  author={Nisha Charkoudian and Emma C. Hart and Jill N. Barnes and Michael J. Joyner},
  journal={Clinical Autonomic Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={149-155}
}
Female reproductive hormones exert important non-reproductive influences on autonomic regulation of body temperature and blood pressure. Estradiol and progesterone influence thermoregulation both centrally and peripherally, where estradiol tends to promote heat dissipation, and progesterone tends to promote heat conservation and higher body temperatures. Changes in thermoregulation over the course of the menstrual cycle and with hot flashes at menopause are mediated by hormonal influences on… 
Integrative cardiovascular control in women: Regulation of blood pressure, body temperature, and cerebrovascular responsiveness
  • J. Barnes, N. Charkoudian
  • Medicine, Biology
    FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • 2020
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