One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An endorphin produced in the pituitary gland that is a powerful pain suppressor.
- ‘Whenever you can, use humor to diffuse stress (for example, email jokes to each other); laughter stimulates the release of beta endorphins, which further reduce your cortisol output.’
- ‘It acts at our anterior pituitary to cause production and release of beta endorphin, as well as a major stress-responsive hormone, ACTH.’
- ‘The relationship between maternal relaxation and plasma beta endorphin levels during parturition.’
- ‘More recently, electroacupuncture stimulation at the Zhongwan acupoint was described as inducing the secretion of beta endorphin to produce hypoglycaemia in an insulin-dependent manner in rats.’
- ‘Instead it releases beta endorphins, giving a great sense of well-being.’
- ‘Furthermore, the almost certainly high levels of centrally-acting beta endorphins which could be anticipated in a strenuously exercised animal may well mitigate suffering at this stage.’
- ‘But it just builds into something so catchy you have to hear it again, and any song that can trigger your beta endorphins so nonchalantly as you Stairmaster your way into inner peace is a gift.’
- ‘Other experts attribute it to an increase in the release of beta endorphins - protein compounds that block pain and fatigue and give the body that enviable euphoric feeling.’
- ‘Thus the investigators concluded that beta-endorphin levels may be involved in the mechanism of SIB and naltrexone may reduce SIB by blocking beta endorphins.’
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