Akiko Mabuchi

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AIMS To investigate the presence of endogenous beta-endorphin, an opioid, in the synovial lavage fluid of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and to compare the concentration of 3-endorphin in patients with closed lock with that in symptom-free subjects. METHODS Thirty-eight patients (38 joints) with closed lock diagnosed on the basis of the results of(More)
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