cold-pressor test

cold-pressor test

a test for the tendency to develop essential hypertension. One hand of the individual is immersed in ice water for about 60 seconds. An excessive rise in the blood pressure or an unusual delay in the return of normal blood pressure when the hand is removed from the water is believed to indicate that the individual is at risk for hypertension.
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Significance of Vascular Hyperreaction as measured by Cold-Pressor test.
The participants in previous research (n=60) showed a slight increase of reported pain in the cold-pressor test after a second administration under similar conditions (Jameson, Trevena & Swain, 2011).
Differences in cognitive coping strategies among pain-sensitive and pain-tolerant individuals on the cold-pressor test.