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Wikström, Sverre
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Wikström, S., Gunnarsson, T. & Nordin, C. (2003). Tactile stimulus and neurohormonal response: A pilot study. International Journal of Neuroscience, 113(6), 787-793
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tactile stimulus and neurohormonal response: A pilot study
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Neuroscience, ISSN 0020-7454, E-ISSN 1563-5279, Vol. 113, no 6, p. 787-793Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The effects of tactile stimuli on plasma oxytocin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) were investigated in 21 volunteers exposed to massage. Blood samples for basal values were drawn immediately before and immediately after finishing the massage. A third sample was drawn after 60 min of restricted rest. On focusing on the difference between oxytocin concentrations before and immediately after massage, we found a sex difference. An opposite sex difference was found for NPY. The results imply that there might be sex-related difference in neurohormonal response to tactile stimuli such as in massage, and the results contradict those of previously reported animal experiments.

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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27794 (URN)10.1080/00207450390200954 (DOI)12541 (Local ID)12541 (Archive number)12541 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13

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