enkephalins


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to enkephalins: encephalitis, Endorphins, somatostatin, substance P

enkephalins

Peptides in the brain that act as natural painkillers. See endorphins.
Translations

en·keph·a·lins

n., pl. encefalinas, sustancias químicas (polipéptidos) producidas en el cerebro.
References in periodicals archive ?
Electroacupuncture at low frequencies mainly releases enkephalins and endorphins and at high frequencies, primarily dynorphins.
Mu-opioid receptors exist in highest concentrations in presynaptic neurons in the periaqueductal gray region and spinal cord and have high affinity for enkephalins and beta-endorphins.
Racecadotril acts by inhibiting an enzyme intestinal enkephalinase, preventing breakdown of enkephalins.
It binds to mammalian pre-synaptic neurons forming a transmembrane channel, causing a calcium influx followed by exhaustive vesicular release of acetylcholine, norepinephrine, glutamate, and enkephalins from the nerve terminals.
The company added the SENSUS technology utilises comfortable, non-invasive electrical nerve stimulation of sensory nerves to induce a safe and effective elevation in the level of naturally occurring neuromodulatory chemicals, called enkephalins, which block the transmission of pain signals throughout the nervous system.
Enkephalins peripheral peptides Increases risk of nervous systems overuse of musculo-skeletal and cardiovascular system.
Opioid receptors can be found within the central nervous system (CNS) as well as throughout the peripheral tissues, and they are normally stimulated by endogenous peptides (endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins) produced in response to noxious stimulation.
As a result, in the morning there is a cascade of endogenous opiates, endorphins, and enkephalins.
It's not that enkephalins or similar drugs make the rats like the chocolates more, the researchers say, but rather that the brain chemicals increase their desire and impulse to eat them.
The formula pairs these ingredients with DLPA (D,L - phenylalanine) to help maximize the effects of endorphins and enkephalins and nattokinase to promote micro-circulation.
51 Acupuncture affects the activity and plasma concentrations of vasomotor agents, including norepinephrine, angiotensin II, serotonin, enkephalins, beta-endorphins and glutamate.
The synthesis of all currently known neuropeptides in the brain, including the enkephalins and endorphins that mitigate the perception of pain by receptors of nerve cells occurs at the obligatory participation of magnesium (Walker et al.