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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Beta endorphin levels can be measured to confirm LDN activity.
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.
In just a week of the treatment, the mice were seen to have a higher molecule level in their blood called beta endorphin. This hormone is similar to drugs like heroin and opium; they activate pleasure processes in the brain.
Beta endorphin in hyphyseal Endocrinology 1982;111:879-81.