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Salar Guiseppe; Job, Ivo; Mingrino, Salvatore; Bosio, Angelo; Trabucchi, Marco
doi: 10.1016/0304-3959(81)90192-5
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Abstract AbstractTo test the hypothesis of opiate-like peptide release after transcutaneous electrotherapy we measured β-endorphin cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) content in 13 patients without pain problems.The results indicate a time dependent increase of CSF β-endorphin in the group of patients studied. This fact suggests that the analgesic properties of the treatment may be ascribed to an involvement of the endogenous opiates system, independently from the basal clinical conditions of the patients.

Submitted January 9, 1980; accepted October 13, 1980.

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