endorphin

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endorphin

any of a class of polypeptides, including enkephalin, occurring naturally in the brain, that bind to pain receptors and so block pain sensation
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Beta endorphin is associated with overeating in genetically obese mice and rats.
Changes in serum leptin and beta endorphin levels with weight loss by electroacupuncture and diet restriction in obesity treatment.
Research shows that white blood cell counts can increase by anywhere from 50 per cent to 300 percent after exercise, possibly triggered by hormones like beta endorphins (which have been linked to "exercisers' high").
Stanley Tan, also of Loma Linda, have shown that laughing lowers blood pressure, increases muscle flexion and triggers a flood of beta endorphins, the brain's natural morphinelike compounds that can induce a sense of euphoria.