Endogenous beta-endorphins in hypertension: correlation with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure.


OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine whether hypertensive patients showed increased endogenous opioid tone and to find a possible correlation between beta-endorphin levels and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure. We also investigated whether circulating beta-endorphin levels were associated with pain perception at rest. BACKGROUND Experimental… (More)


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