Sexual dimorphisms in the MCLP. Matthews et al. Furthermore, aromatase inhibitors have shown promise in the treatment of pelvic pain associated with endometriosis Takayama et al. In other words, the mixed findings in self-regulation in adult cohorts could potentially be due to variations in levels of hormones exerting their influence on the MCLP.
Role of steroids in sex differences in morphine-induced analgesia: activational and organizational effects. In this case, self-regulation was defined as behavioral regulation which encompasses working memory, attentional control, switching, and inhibitory control Matthews et al.
Perhaps under baseline conditions, females have greater dopamine synthesis capacity Laakso et al.
Locally applied estrogens potentiate glutamate-evoked excitation of cerebellar Purkinje cells. We have previously observed enhanced tactile allodynia in female Sprague—Dawley rats following peripheral nerve injury DeLeo and Rutkowski, and following L5 nerve root ligation LaCroix-Fralish et al.
Reversal of sex differences in morphine analgesia elicited from the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray in rats by neonatal hormone manipulations. Synthesis of androgen hormones occurs primarily in the testes, ovaries, and adrenal glands.
Sex differences in neurotransmitter systems. References Aloisi AM. Estradiol is the primary source of estrogen in the body and is produced mainly by follicles in the ovaries in women and the testes in men. Gender differences in predictors of mortality in nursing home residents with AD. Balthasar N.
Cortisol is produced by the adrenal cortex and targets most tissues in the body. Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone proprionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig.
Using a rodent model of partial nerve injury, hormonally intact female rats were shown to be significantly more likely to develop tactile allodynia than were either male or ovariectomized female rats Coyle et al. The complexity and seemingly contradictory actions of gonadal hormones in the CNS have made it difficult to delineate a singular mechanism for their role in mediating sex differences in pain sensitivity.
Modulation of glutamate receptor expression by gonadal steroid hormones in the rat striatum.