Oxytocin and pain: a systematic review and synthesis of findings.

  title={Oxytocin and pain: a systematic review and synthesis of findings.},
  author={Joshua A. Rash and Aldo Aguirre-Camacho and Tavis S Campbell},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  volume={30 5},
OBJECTIVES A review of the literature was conducted to assess the association between oxytocin (OT) and pain. METHODS PsychInfo, PubMed, and Medline (EBSCO) research databases were searched for peer-reviewed articles written between 1950 and 2012. Of a total of 1166 articles returned, 50 (9 human, 33 animal, and 8 spinal cord samples) met full inclusion criteria and were included in the review. RESULTS OT had a reliable effect as defined by increasing pain tolerance in 29 of 33 animal… CONTINUE READING
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