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).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|State||Published - Aug 1987|