endorphin endorphin  /ɛn ˈdɔr fɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

Usage(s):

  1. Beta-endorphin works best when patients are taken off phenothiazines.
  2. Beta-endorphin has been shown to suppress female hormones regulating the menstrual cycle.
  3. Levine's explanation: somehow placebos apparently activate a body pain-relieving system that relies on endorphin.

News

  1. Style chameleon

    If you need to find jill wheeler, your best bet is to check the beach. If she’s not teaching a standup paddleboard yoga class, she’s either kite boarding or running. But whatever endorphin-charged activity she’s engaged in, one thing is guaranteed: she’ll look adorable while doing it.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  2. Broomfield's Mini HaHa continues to be source of fun, fitness

    For some the endorphin rush comes from a top time. For others, from finishing a new challenge. Mary Despain's thrill from Sunday's Mini HaHa Triathlon was elicited from a completely different source. While the Broomfield resident is a seasoned competitive runner, it was not her stride that gave her a boost — it was her family waiting at the end of the race. Despain, like the majority of ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Broomfield Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "Stress increases the release of β-endorphin by both the pituitary gland and the brain," said Dongier. "But the effect of alcohol is not as clear. It is, in fact, somewhat contradictory."
    on Nov 14, 2005 By: Maurice Dongier Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. "I absolutely ...... love it," Osbourne told The Associated Press, with his trademark profanity of course. "I get a normal endorphin, it's as good as any drug. I'm addicted to (that), and being yelled at by my wife."
    on May 27, 2005 By: Ozzy Osbourne Source: MSNBC

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