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endogenous

Biology developing or originating within an organism or part of an organism

endogenous

[en′däj·ə·nəs]
(biochemistry)
Relating to the metabolism of nitrogenous tissue elements.
(geology)
(medicine)
Pertaining to diseases resulting from internal causes.
(psychology)
Pertaining to mental disorders caused by hereditary or constitutional factors.
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Data suggests that continually disturbed sleep rather than sleep restriction impairs endogenous pain inhibitory function and increases spontaneous pain.
In the future we'll likely have his and her painkillers, and our ability to harness endogenous pain resources such as cytokines and endorphins will use the body's own painkillers to greater effect.
These findings suggest that "an endogenous pain modulatory system in the brain is not working," Dr.