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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Endorphin allows animators to direct scenes in real-time in a way they have never been able to do before.
Depression is a completely different illness and the endorphins can help but the effect of exercise is much more than just the endorphins, as it improves things such as self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
Physical exertion releases endorphins and that these are responsible for the sometimes euphoric sensations experienced after exercising are facts already known.
These are rich in vitamin C which helps in the production of endorphins and the absorption of iron.
This ability of naltrexone to prevent the cholesterol-related effects of stress points to the hidden activity of some endorphin, Bryant says.
endorphins extremely We found ourselves in TK Maxx, but the only bag we found that might be suitable was what is variably called a manbag or messenger bag.
They were asked to stay in the position for as long as they could bear it, providing researchers with an indirect method of gauging endorphin activity in the brain.
Although not conclusively demonstrated, studies suggest this mood-enhancing benefit may be mediated by the sun's ability to stimulate the synthesis of endorphins in the skin.
Remember a time you had a release of endorphins - making love, laughing, or another moment of euphoria when you tingled with pleasure.
And athletes say strenuous endeavors such as a hilly, long-distance run can produce an endorphin high that lasts many hours.
The finding by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) marks the first time that endorphin release in the nucleus accumbens and orbitofrontal cortex in response to alcohol consumption has been directly observed in humans.