Tactile stimulus and neurohormonal response: A pilot study
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Neuroscience, ISSN 0020-7454, Vol. 113, no 6, 787-793 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 113, no 6, 787-793 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27794DOI: 10.1080/00207450390200954Local ID: 12541OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27794DiVA: diva2:248346