enkephalin

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an endorphin having opiate qualities that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and elsewhere

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This process involves endogenous opioids (eg, encephalin, endorphin) and the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine.
TENS has resulted in increased levels of Y-amino-butyric acid (GABA), endorphin, encephalin and dynorphin in spinal cord (41,42).