Les différences hommes-femmes dans la perception et la modulation de la douleur

Translated title of the contribution: Differences in the way men and women perceive and deal with pain

A. M. Aloisi, I. Ceccarelli, P. Fiorenzani, C. Bonezzi

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Abstract

The presence of sex differences in pain are well known. In this review some former and recent data on several aspects of pain research relative to sex differences are highlighted. In particular the limbic system, including the hypothalamus and the hippocampus, with its involvement in arousal and attention, is confirmed to show several sex differences revealed with behavioral and hormonal parameters. The main gonadal hormones estradiol and testosterone are described in their pro-algesic or ipo-algesic effects in both sexes. On the whole these data support the clinical evidence of a higher "ability" of females to retain painful stimuli able to explain the higher incidence of chronic pain in this sex.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalDouleur et Analgesie
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Sex Characteristics
Pain
Gonadal Hormones
Limbic System
Aptitude
Arousal
Chronic Pain
Hypothalamus
Testosterone
Estradiol
Hippocampus
Incidence
Research

Keywords

  • CNS
  • Gonadal hormones
  • Sex differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Les différences hommes-femmes dans la perception et la modulation de la douleur. / Aloisi, A. M.; Ceccarelli, I.; Fiorenzani, P.; Bonezzi, C.

In: Douleur et Analgesie, Vol. 22, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 140-145.

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Aloisi, AM, Ceccarelli, I, Fiorenzani, P & Bonezzi, C 2009, 'Les différences hommes-femmes dans la perception et la modulation de la douleur', Douleur et Analgesie, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 140-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11724-009-0135-6
Aloisi, A. M. ; Ceccarelli, I. ; Fiorenzani, P. ; Bonezzi, C. / Les différences hommes-femmes dans la perception et la modulation de la douleur. In: Douleur et Analgesie. 2009 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 140-145.
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