Journal article

Behavioral and Regional Brain Responses to Inhalation of Capsaicin Modified by Painful Conditioning in Humans

Abubakar B Abubakar, Tara G Bautista, Matthew R Dimmock, Stuart B Mazzone, Michael J Farrell

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cough is a defense mechanism that protects the airways and lungs in response to airway irritation. The sensory neurons involved in detecting airway irritants and the neural pathways mediating cough share similarities with those that encode pain from the body. Painful conditioning stimuli applied to one body site are known to reduce the perception of pain at another. However, whether the neural regulation of cough is influenced by painful stimuli is not known. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the behavioral and neural outcomes of painful conditioning stimuli on urge-to-cough (UTC) and cough evoked by inhaled capsaicin? STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixteen healthy participants underwent ps..

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