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What are endorphins?


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2009-10-01 13:22:29
2009-10-01 13:22:29


Endorphins are endogenous opioid biochemical compounds. They are polypeptides produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a sense of well-being. In other words, they might work as "natural pain killers." Using drugs may increase the effects of the endorphins.1
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphins

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