Is there a sex difference in the balance of pain excitatory and pain inhibitory processes?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (3):456-457 (1997)

Abstract

According to berkley's review, women have a higher risk of suffering from pain than men. If this is true, there should be more frequent and more intense activity both in the pain excitatory system and in the pain inhibitory system of women than of men. Consequently, it remains unclear whether the overall effect at the end is more pain or less pain in women. This conclusion fits the weak sex differences observed for experimental and clinical pain as shown by BERKLEY's review of the literature

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