beta endorphin

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Noun1.beta endorphin - an endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that suppresses pain
endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties
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The mechanism of acupuncture may be that the stimulation to the serotonin and beta endorphin will suppress appetite and increase lipolysis activity, resulting in weight loss.
Exercise increases the release of androgens opioid peptides, particularly beta endorphin and raises the pain threshold.
Beta endorphin in hyphyseal Endocrinology 1982;111:879-81.
Changes in beta endorphin content of pituitary or hypothalamus has been demonstrated under condition designed to reflect changes in the state of hunger or satiety in rats.
The anterior lobe of the hypophysis secretes beta endorphin and ACTH as a reaction to the insertion of an acupuncture needle.