EVIDENZA PER UN MECCANISMO MEDIATO DAGLI OPPIOIDI ENDOGENI NELL'ANALGESIA INDOTTA DALLA STIMOLAZIONE ELETTRICA NERVOSA TRANSCUTANEA (TENS)

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of analgesic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in affections of the locomotor system

G. Sandrini, E. Dalla Toffola Brusoni, G. Felicetti

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Abstract

It is well knwon that transcutaneous electrical nervous stimulation (TENS) is able to generate an analgesia which persists even after the stimulation termination. In this study we have investigated the effect of TENS with the painful threshold evaluated through the study of the flexion nociceptive reflex R(III) of β-endorphine, β-lipoprotein, ACTH and cortisol serum levels. The data indicate that the release of endogenous opioids seems to have an active part in the post-stimulative analgesia.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of analgesic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in affections of the locomotor system
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalRiabilitazione
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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