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Menstrual Respiratory Changes and Symptoms

  • J. Damas-Mora (a1), Lisa Davies (a1), Wendy Taylor (a1) and F. A. Jenner (a2)

The duration of standardised overbreathing required to produce slow wave activity in the EEG during different phases of the menstrual cycle has been studied, and changes in carbon dioxide sensitivity of the respiratory system. Normal subjects developed slow waves more quickly and had more sensitive CO2 responses during the premenstrual/menstrual phases. This may be a factor contributing to premenstrual tension.

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Menstrual Respiratory Changes and Symptoms

  • J. Damas-Mora (a1), Lisa Davies (a1), Wendy Taylor (a1) and F. A. Jenner (a2)
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