Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact.

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OBJECTIVE We examined whether the magnitude of plasma oxytocin (OT), norepinephrine (NE), cortisol, and blood pressure (BP) responses before and after a brief episode of warm contact (WC) with the spouse/partner may be related to the strength of perceived partner support. METHODS Subjects were 38 cohabiting couples (38 men, 38 women) aged 20 to 49 years… (More)

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@article{Grewen2005EffectsOP, title={Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact.}, author={Karen M Grewen and Susan S. Girdler and Janet A Amico and Kathleen C. Light}, journal={Psychosomatic medicine}, year={2005}, volume={67 4}, pages={531-8} }