endorphin


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a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

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Q: I've recently been running and often hear about a so-called "runner's high" that has to do with endorphins.
After getting regular doses of UV light, mice showed signs of withdrawal when their endorphins were silenced with naloxone: The animals' paws trembled, their teeth chattered and they shook like wet dogs.
Physical exercise produces more endorphins, the body's natural opiates that will make you happy.
Words have the power to transform," said Endorphin Warrior founder Eric Jenican.
Endorphins are small proteins with opiate-like effects that are produced naturally in the brain.
endorphin continues to be the animation tool of choice for many of today's blockbuster movies and games; if you ever watch a movie, and wonder how on earth the animation was created, it's likely to have endorphin powering it.
But this preference fell away with the 15- and 25-mg doses of naltrexone, "suggesting that light-induced endorphins are reinforcing [frequent tanners'] behavior," says report coauthor Mandeep Kaur, also a dermatology professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Alcohol-dependent patients, for example, are thought to have mesolimbic system dysregulations of dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, GABA, glutamate, acetylcholine, or endocannabinoid function.
The knowledge of how much exercise it takes to stimulate the production of endorphins, their chemical structure and the location of their secretory centers will provide a teleologic clue as to why increased endorphin output (along with monoamines, e.
Even if you don't know that Zapruder's frame 313 captures that instant when Kennedy's head is blown apart, the painting delivers an optical analogue of an endorphin rush before death.
Alcohol may relieve these symptoms because drinking compensates for deficiencies in endorphin activity following a traumatic experience.
Aren't sackcloth and ashes passed to those accustomed to lifting their spirits with a quick jog and a natural endorphin high?
The endorphin levels were noticed to have increased within a week.
Four years ago, active lifestyle brand Endorphin Warrior (http://www.
Enkephalin is an endorphin with similar properties to opium.