Sex and hormonal cycle differences in rat brain levels of pain-related cannabimimetic lipid mediators.

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One important function of endocannabinoids and related lipid mediators in mammalian central nervous system is modulation of pain. Evidence obtained during the last decade shows that altered levels of these compounds in the brain accompany decreases in pain sensitivity. Such changes, if sexually dimorphic, could account for sex differences in pain and… (More)

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@article{Bradshaw2006SexAH, title={Sex and hormonal cycle differences in rat brain levels of pain-related cannabimimetic lipid mediators.}, author={Heather B. Bradshaw and Neta Rimmerman and Jocelyn F Krey and J. Michael Walker}, journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology}, year={2006}, volume={291 2}, pages={R349-58} }