Nociceptive flexion reflex thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in patients with hypertension and individuals at risk for hypertension

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title = "Nociceptive flexion reflex thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in patients with hypertension and individuals at risk for hypertension",
abstract = "Supraspinal pain modulation may explain hypertensive hypoalgesia. We compared nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in hypertensives and normotensives (Experiment 1) and normotensives with and without hypertensive parents (Experiment 2). The game was selected to modulate activity in pain pathways. NFR thresholds did not differ between groups during rest or game play. Pain ratings never differed between hypertensives and normotensives, whereas individuals with hypertensive parents reported less pain during the first two NFR assessments, compared to those without. NFR thresholds and pain were reduced by game play compared to rest. The failure of game play to differentially modulate NFR thresholds or associated pain reports between groups argues against enhanced supraspinal modulation of nociception and pain in hypertensives and those at increased risk for hypertension.",
keywords = "risk for hypertension, hypertension, pain, nociceptive flexion reflex threshold, supraspinal pain modulation",
author = "Louisa Edwards and Christopher Ring and C France and M al'Absi and David McIntyre and Douglas Carroll and Una Martin",
year = "2007",
month = sep,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.06.005",
language = "English",
volume = "76",
pages = "72--82",
journal = "Biological Psychology",
issn = "0301-0511",
publisher = "Elsevier",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Nociceptive flexion reflex thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in patients with hypertension and individuals at risk for hypertension

AU - Edwards, Louisa

AU - Ring, Christopher

AU - France, C

AU - al'Absi, M

AU - McIntyre, David

AU - Carroll, Douglas

AU - Martin, Una

PY - 2007/9/1

Y1 - 2007/9/1

N2 - Supraspinal pain modulation may explain hypertensive hypoalgesia. We compared nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in hypertensives and normotensives (Experiment 1) and normotensives with and without hypertensive parents (Experiment 2). The game was selected to modulate activity in pain pathways. NFR thresholds did not differ between groups during rest or game play. Pain ratings never differed between hypertensives and normotensives, whereas individuals with hypertensive parents reported less pain during the first two NFR assessments, compared to those without. NFR thresholds and pain were reduced by game play compared to rest. The failure of game play to differentially modulate NFR thresholds or associated pain reports between groups argues against enhanced supraspinal modulation of nociception and pain in hypertensives and those at increased risk for hypertension.

AB - Supraspinal pain modulation may explain hypertensive hypoalgesia. We compared nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) thresholds and pain during rest and computer game play in hypertensives and normotensives (Experiment 1) and normotensives with and without hypertensive parents (Experiment 2). The game was selected to modulate activity in pain pathways. NFR thresholds did not differ between groups during rest or game play. Pain ratings never differed between hypertensives and normotensives, whereas individuals with hypertensive parents reported less pain during the first two NFR assessments, compared to those without. NFR thresholds and pain were reduced by game play compared to rest. The failure of game play to differentially modulate NFR thresholds or associated pain reports between groups argues against enhanced supraspinal modulation of nociception and pain in hypertensives and those at increased risk for hypertension.

KW - risk for hypertension

KW - hypertension

KW - pain

KW - nociceptive flexion reflex threshold

KW - supraspinal pain modulation

U2 - 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.06.005

DO - 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.06.005

M3 - Article

C2 - 17686566

VL - 76

SP - 72

EP - 82

JO - Biological Psychology

JF - Biological Psychology

SN - 0301-0511

ER -