Specificity of female and male sex hormones on excitatory and inhibitory phases of formalin-induced nociceptive responses.

Several factors have been proposed to account for the differences observed between men and women in pain perception. One of these is female and male gonadal hormones. In order to verify this assumption, a hormone replacement (pellets inserted subcutaneously) of (1) 17beta-estradiol, (2) progesterone, (3) 17beta-estradiol + progesterone or (4) testosterone… CONTINUE READING