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Zentralbl Gynakol. 1991;113(8):439-42.

[Beta-endorphins during childbirth under transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Innsbruck.

Abstract

Beta-endorphins are substances produced by the body to inhibit the perception of pain. Normally they exhibit a steep rise during birth. We have seen an impressive fall which also was statistically highly significant after the application of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in 20 parturient women.

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