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Parental history of hypertension and enhanced cardiovascular reactivity are associated with decreased pain ratings.
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PMID:  8524991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ischemic pain was examined in adult males with and without a parental history of hypertension. Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded during baseline, cold pressor, and ischemia. Repeated pain ratings were obtained during cold pressor and ischemia, and the McGill Pain Questionnaire was completed after each stressor. A median split was used to identify high and low mean arterial pressure and heart rate reactors to cold pressor. Parental history of hypertension, high heart rate reactivity, and high mean arterial pressure reactivity were each associated with significantly lower ischemic pain ratings on the McGill Pain Questionnaire, suggesting that risk for hypertension is associated with hypoalgesia in normotensives.
C R France; K M Stewart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychophysiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0048-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychophysiology     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-25     Completed Date:  1996-01-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142657     Medline TA:  Psychophysiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens 45701-2979, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular System / physiopathology*
Hypertension / genetics*,  physiopathology*
Pain / physiopathology*
Pain Measurement
Risk Factors

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