Olfactory experience mediates response to pain in preterm newborns.

@article{Goubet2003OlfactoryEM,
  title={Olfactory experience mediates response to pain in preterm newborns.},
  author={Nathalie Goubet and C Rattaz and V{\'e}ronique Pierrat and Andr{\'e} Bullinger and Pierre Lequien},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={171-80}
}
We assessed the effects of a familiar odor during routine blood draws in healthy preterm newborns. Infants were observed as they were undergoing either a capillary puncture on the heel (heelstick) or a venous puncture on the hand. During the procedure, one third of the infants were presented with an odor they had been familiarized with prior to the procedure, one third of the infants were presented with an odor, they had not been previously exposed to, and one third were presented with no odor… CONTINUE READING

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