enkephalins


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enkephalins

Peptides in the brain that act as natural painkillers. See endorphins.
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en·keph·a·lins

n., pl. encefalinas, sustancias químicas (polipéptidos) producidas en el cerebro.
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AN OPIOID drug that mimics endorphins and enkephalins. It doesn't work well on its own so is usually sold in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
CODEINE AN OPIOID drug that mimics endorphins and enkephalins. It doesn't work well on its own, so is usually sold in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
CODEINE AN OPIOID drug that mimics endorphins and enkephalins. It doesn't work well on its own so is usually sold in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
CODEINE An opioid that mimics endorphins and enkephalins. It doesn't work well on its own so is usually sold with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Codeine is an opioid drug that mimics endorphins and enkephalins. It doesn't work well on its own so is usually sold in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
The temporary blocking of receptors causes an upregulation in the production of endorphins and enkephalins, which act on the immune system directly.
If true, this concept would support a potential therapeutic use of enkephalinase inhibitors (DENKIs), which have been developed to increase the half-lives and extracellular concentrations of enkephalins, in the treatment of chronic pain [72].
It has been also hypothesized that the ACE protease inhibitor might block the enzyme enkephalinase that is important in the breakdown of enkephalins, with potential effects on behaviours [15, 16].
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.
Those are endogenous opiates (enkephalins, endorphins) of the middle brain which decrease neurotransmitter release in afferent path of pain through the downstream paths, directly or indirectly, over serotonin to distal part of the first neurone of afferent path of pain, by presynaptic inhibition over ^ and partly kappa receptors.