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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Prevention is as good as cure, and participating in excercise for such things as obsetity, stress and depression releases endorphines to make life seem more bearable.
Sex can also relieve arthritis and headaches because it releases endorphines, the body's own pain reliever, and cortisone, a chemical with an anti-inflammatory effect.
Fragrant flowers lift the mood, while eating chocolate produces endorphines which also create happy, comforting feelings.
It's such a buzz, it gets my endorphines going and I come home in such a good mood.
Apparently, hearing your own voice triggers the part of the brain that registers pleasure and releases feel good chemicals called endorphines.
Endorphines are produced and a sense of well being occurs (Benson, 1975).