The role of circulating sex hormones in menstrual cycle-dependent modulation of pain-related brain activation.

@article{Veldhuijzen2013TheRO,
  title={The role of circulating sex hormones in menstrual cycle-dependent modulation of pain-related brain activation.},
  author={Dieuwke Swaantje Veldhuijzen and Michael L. Keaser and Deborah S Traub and Jiachen Zhuo and Rao P. Gullapalli and Joel D Greenspan},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 4},
  pages={548-59}
}
Sex differences in pain sensitivity have been consistently found, but the basis for these differences is incompletely understood. The present study assessed how pain-related neural processing varies across the menstrual cycle in normally cycling, healthy women, and whether menstrual cycle effects are based on fluctuating sex hormone levels. Fifteen subjects… CONTINUE READING

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