Do sex hormones influence emotional modulation of pain and nociception in healthy women?

@article{Rhudy2013DoSH,
  title={Do sex hormones influence emotional modulation of pain and nociception in healthy women?},
  author={Jamie L. Rhudy and Emily J. Bartley and Shreela Palit and Kara L Kerr and Bethany L Kuhn and Satin L. Martin and Jennifer L Delventura and Ellen L. Terry},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={534-44}
}
Sex hormones may contribute to inter- and intra-individual differences in pain by influencing emotional modulation of pain and nociception. To study this, a well-validated picture-viewing paradigm was used to assess emotional modulation of pain and the nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR; physiologic measure of nociception) during mid-follicular, ovulatory, and late-luteal phases of the menstrual cycle in healthy normally cycling women (n=40). Salivary estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone were… CONTINUE READING

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