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Hughes, BM,Higgins, NM
2010
April
International Journal Of Psychophysiology
Habituation-sensitization of cardiovascular reactivity to repeated stress in smokers and non-smokers: An anthropometrically matched trial
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Cardiovascular reactivity Diastolic blood pressure Habituation-sensitization Smokers Stress BLOOD-PRESSURE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIVITY CIGARETTE-SMOKING RESPONSES NICOTINE GENDER SCALE FLOW HOSTILITY EXERCISE
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Previous research has been equivocal as to the Impact of smoking status on cardiovascular reactivity to challenge. In addition, little is known about patterns of cardiovascular response habituation-sensitization to repeated challenge, in either smokers or the general population as a whole. The present study sought to clarify whether smokers and non-smokers differ in cardiovascular reactivity to challenge, or in patterns of reactivity to repeated challenge. 28 smokers and 28 anthropometrically matched non-smokers underwent repeated cardiovascular reactivity assessment Results suggest that smokers had higher diastolic blood pressure (DBP) than non-smokers, and that female non-smokers demonstrated DBP response sensitization Findings highlight direct associations between smoking and cardiovascular reactivity of potential significance to the etiology of cardiovascular disease (C) 2010 Elsevier B V All rights reserved
DOI 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.02.001
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