A sexual advantage for pain in the gut?

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Abstract

In this issue of The Journal of Physiology, Horii et al. (2021) have added to a growing cohort of papers showing sex-dependency on pain, a study in which they demonstrate ’a remarkable sex difference in responses of colorectal motility to noxious stimuli in the colorectum in rats’ demonstrating that ’administration of a noxious stimulant, capsaicin, into the colorectal lumen enhanced colorectal motility in male rats but not in female rats’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1366
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physiology
Volume599
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • descending inhibition
  • rat
  • visceral pain

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