Blood pressure but not cortisol mediates stress effects on subsequent pain perception in healthy men and women

@article{alAbsi2003BloodPB,
  title={Blood pressure but not cortisol mediates stress effects on subsequent pain perception in healthy men and women},
  author={Mustafa al'Absi and Karen L. Petersen},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={106},
  pages={285-295}
}
Research has demonstrated that exposure to acute stress may attenuate pain perception. Mechanisms of this effect in humans have not been determined. This study was conducted to determine the extent to which psychophysiological and adrenocortical responses to acute stress predict subsequent pain perception. One hundred and fifty-two healthy participants (80 women) were assigned to one of two conditions: rest followed by the cold pressor test (CPT; N=76) or stress followed by CPT (N=76). The… CONTINUE READING
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