Plasma Beta-Endorphin-like Immunoreactivity, Pain and Anxiety Following Administration of Placebo in Oral Surgery Patients

K. M. Hargreaves, R. A. Dionne, G. P. Mueller

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Abstract

Plasma beta-endorphin was measured in patients undergoing a stressful procedure, the removal of impacted third molars. In patients reporting little pain, endorphin levels increased significantly during surgery, whereas patients reporting pain and anxiety showed little increase in endorphin levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1170-1173
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of dental research
Volume62
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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