endorphin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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en dawr fin

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

  • Beta-endorphin works best when patients are taken off phenothiazines.
  • Hinshaw suggests that massage functions by creating a competing sensation to block pain or by generating endorphin-like chemicals in the body, which reduce pain and promote a sense .
  • How endorphin release is triggered by exercise is somewhat of a controversial science because researchers don't know if it is caused by the positive emotion felt upon meeting a .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Naples Daily News
  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - Broomfield Enterprise

  • Maurice Dongier in EurekAlert (press release)
    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."
  • Ozzy Osbourne in MSNBC
    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."

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