Vol. 27 (4) 2006 Neuro endocrinology letters

The analgesic effect of pamidronate is not caused by the elevation of beta endorphin level in Paget's disease--a controlled pilot study.

INTRODUCTION: Although an analgesic effect is an essential component of the mode of action of bisphosphonates, its physiological mechanisms are still unclear. Beta-endorphin release plays an important role in the analgesic effect of both calcitonin and raloxifene. As patients with Paget's disease receive large doses of bisphosphonates w.....