Sex differences in pain and thermal sensitivity: the role of body size.

@article{Lautenbacher1991SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in pain and thermal sensitivity: the role of body size.},
  author={Stefan Lautenbacher and Friedrich Strian},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1991},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={179-83}
}
Sex differences in heat-pain and thermal sensitivity were investigated in 32 women (20 to 60 years of age) and 32 men (17 to 63 years of age) who had no somatosensory impairments. Pain thresholds were measured with stimuli of two different durations (phasic and tonic). Warmth and cold thresholds were assessed as indices of thermal sensitivity. Stimulation was applied to the hand and to the foot by an apparatus containing a Peltier thermode. There were no sex differences in heat-pain thresholds… CONTINUE READING

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