Changes in transepidermal water loss and cutaneous blood flow during the menstrual cycle.


This study quantified irritant susceptibility and blood vessel reactivity in normal women over the course of the menstrual cycle. Such alterations were studied by observing vasodilation from topical application of methyl nicotinate (MN) on the following days of the menstrual cycle: (i) the day of putative maximal estrogen secretion; (ii) the day of maximal… (More)


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