Social facilitation of wound healing

  title={Social facilitation of wound healing},
  author={Courtney E Detillion and Tara K. S. Craft and E. Glasper and B. Prendergast and A. C. Devries},
  • Courtney E Detillion, Tara K. S. Craft, +2 authors A. C. Devries
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • It is well documented that psychological stress impairs wound healing in humans and rodents. However, most research effort into influences on wound healing has focused on factors that compromise, rather than promote, healing. In the present study, we determined if positive social interaction, which influences hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in social rodents, promotes wound healing. Siberian hamsters received a cutaneous wound and then were exposed to immobilization stress… CONTINUE READING
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