endorphins


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endorphins

Peptides in the brain that act as natural painkillers. See enkephalins.
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en·dor·phins

n., pl. endorfinas, sustancias químicas naturales del cerebro a las que se le atribuye la propiedad de aliviar el dolor.
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Also mentioned were the physical benefits of massage for children that included increased blood circulation and lymphatic flow as well as a rise in endorphins.
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.
It works through releasing endorphins which are natural painkillers and antidepressants.
Studies have established that laughing releases endorphins which stimulate feeling of caring and forgiveness, which create a positive state of the mind and "boost" optimism, self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.
amp;nbsp;Don't count on it to replace your daily exercise routine, but sexual health experts say that consensual, positive sexual experiences are likely to release hormones like endorphins and oxytocin - both feel-good chemicals - into your brain.
When opioid drugs are taken, they use opioid receptors that are normally accessed by endorphins to tap into the body's systems.
A quarter of younger respondents stated that home life had improved thanks to an increase in mood, due to feel-good endorphins being released through exercise (25%) and better A quarter of younger respondents stated that home life had improved thanks to an increase in mood, due to feel-good endorphins being released through exercise (25%) and better nutrition (44%), while 19% of UK dads are now talking about and taking part in physical activity more than their kids.
Researchers have shown that when we laugh the brain releases endorphins.
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.