Reflex control of cutaneous vasoconstrictor system is reset by exogenous female reproductive hormones.

Abstract

To determine whether cardiovascular influences of exogenous female steroid hormones include effects on reflex thermoregulatory control of the adrenergic cutaneous vasoconstrictor system, we conducted ramp decreases in skin temperature (T(sk)) in eight women in both high- and low (placebo)-progesterone/estrogen phases of oral contraceptive use. With the use… (More)

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