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Pain modulation by intranasal oxytocin and emotional picture viewing — a randomized double-blind fMRI study

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-345115
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.34511
Zunhammer, Matthias ; Geis, Sandra ; Busch, Volker ; Eichhammer, Peter ; Greenlee, Mark W.
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Abstract

The hormone oxytocin has been hypothesized to influence the emotional dimension of pain. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study explored whether intranasal oxytocin and emotional context can affect heat pain perception in 30 healthy male volunteers. After receiving 36 IU oxytocin or placebo, participants underwent functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) during ...

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