beta-endorphin


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be·ta-en·dor·phin

 (bā′tə-ĕn-dôr′fĭn, bē′-)
n.
An endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that is a potent pain suppressant.
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Correlation between beta-endorphin plasma levels and anginal symptoms in patients with coronary artery disease.
Subcellular pathways of beta-endorphin synthesis, processing, and release from immunocytes in inflammatory pain.
Role of beta-endorphin on phospholipase production in Malassezia pachydermatis in dogs: New insights into the pathogenesis of this yeast.
1-2) CES increases cerebrospinal fluid levels of beta-endorphin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and serotonin, which play a role in depression and anxiety.
The analgesic effect of heat may be due to increased beta-endorphin concentration.
Hemodialysis patients have an increased ratio of beta-endorphin to dynorphin A, and the ratio is associated with increased itch intensity.
Low basal levels of beta-endorphin have been detected in people with risk of alcoholism (having a family record of alcoholism in the three previous generations), compared with people who did not have a family history of alcoholism.
The paper notes that further study is needed to better understand the additional health benefits of UV light beyond vitamin D, including those related to the release of nitric oxide, production of beta-endorphin, and regulation of circadian rhythms -- all important components of life-long health and well-being.
Fewer beta-endorphin expressing arcuate nucleus neurons and reduced beta-endorphinergic innervation of paraventricular neurons in schizophrenics and patients with depression.
Spinal manipulation and beta-endorphin: a controlled study of the effect of a spinal manipulation on plasma beta-endorphin levels in normal males.
But when you give the same mouse marijuana, its POMCs start to release the opioid beta-endorphin, which promotes hunger.