Menopausal hot flushes and plasma β-endorphins

Ron Tepper, Alexander Neri, Hayuta Kaufman, Alexander Schoenfeld, Jardena Ovadia

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Plasma β-endorphin levels were measured in five women in physiologic menopause suffering from frequent episodes of hot flushes, recorded objectively by the measurement of finger temperature. Significantly lower levels of plasma β-endorphin levels were found at the onset of the hot flushes than five to 20 minutes before (P <.001). After the flush there was a significant rise of plasma β-endorphin levels at five, ten, and 15 minutes (P <.002).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1987


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