ABSTRACTThe aims of the present study were to assess the infl uence of: a) trait anxiety on orofacial pain; and b) orofacial pain on state anxiety. Fortyfour rats were initially exposed to the free-exploratory paradigm for the evaluation of their anxiety profi les. In accordance to the parameter "Percentage of time in the novel side", the animals were considered as presenting high or low levels of trait anxiety when presenting values below the 1st quartile, or above the 3rd quartile, respectively. A week late…
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