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Dysmenorrhoea is associated with central changes in otherwise healthy women

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Patients with chronic pain conditions demonstrate altered central processing of experimental noxious stimuli, dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and reduced quality of life. Dysmenorrhoea is not considered a chronic pain condition, but is associated with enhanced behavioural responses to experimental noxious stimuli. We used behavioural measures, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and serum steroid hormone levels to investigate the response to experimental thermal sti...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.pain.2011.03.029

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurosciences,Nuffield Department of - Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurosciences,Nuffield Department of - Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Pain Journal website
Volume:
152
Issue:
9
Pages:
1966-1975
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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ISSN:
0304-3959
URN:
uuid:989f5723-4ce2-4438-ae37-bafacc3fd0c7
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ora:5812
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English
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