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Menstrual cycle effects on postural stability but not optokinetic function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11438385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the effects of the menstrual cycle on visual-vestibular interaction by measuring optokinetic function and postural stability at different phases of the cycle. Menstrual cycle phase had no significant effect on gaze-holding, optokinetic nystagmus slow phase velocity, amplitude or frequency, circularvection latency or optokinetic afternystagmus frequency, amplitude or duration. While menstrual cycle phase had no significant effect on anterior-posterior sway, it did significantly affect lateral sway (P<0.001), with sway on day 5 significantly greater than on days 12 and 21 (P<0.05 and 0.01, respectively), and sway on day 25 significantly greater than that on day 21 (P<0.05).
C L Darlington; A Ross; J King; P F Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  307     ISSN:  0304-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-04     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
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MeSH Terms
Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology*
Menstrual Cycle / physiology*
Nystagmus, Optokinetic / physiology*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Posture / physiology*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular / physiology*
Sex Characteristics
Vestibular Nuclei / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gonadal Steroid Hormones

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