enkephalin

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

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Early studies concluded that electrical stimulation at a low frequency (2 Hz) accelerates endorphin and encephalin production, whereas high-frequency stimulation (100 Hz) up-regulates dynorphin level.
Contrasting actions of intrathecal morphine or encephalin or intravenous U50, 488H on the visceromotor response to colorectal distension in rat.