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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Fragrant flowers lift the mood, while eating chocolate produces endorphines which also create happy, comforting feelings.
Contact with a pet releases feel-good endorphines that lower the heart rate and boost the immune system.
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).