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a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

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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.
It's a combination of the chemical effect of the endorphins, as all of these addictions are, in effect, chemical addictions, and the improvement in being able to function when you're going through the withdrawal stage.
Positive emotions like happiness produce natural substances within the body, called endorphins and enkephalins.
The researchers concluded that group bonding releases more endorphin.
The results suggest that endorphin release is significantly greater in group training than in individual training even when power output, or physical exertion, remains constant," said lead author Emma Cohen.
Exercise also releases endorphins and so is a good mood booster.
And it is possible to raise the levels of these substances in the brain by eating foods containing a combination of nutrients which release endorphins.
Endorphin levels in cribbers are typically three times the norm, and cribbers often change their eating habits, lose weight and have less energy.
In research involving mice and rats, they have found signs that some as-yet-unidentitied endorphin plays an essential role in the buildup of cholesterol in the blood serum of individuals under stress.
Other activities, such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi can also raise endorphin levels, as well as help to make you calmer and more relaxed.
can get devious And yet a sale sign on the High Street or the internet releases an endorphin rush that kicks responsibility and caution into touch.
As greater endorphin activity in the brain is linked to higher pain tolerance, each participant was asked to squat with their back against a wall and their knees at right-angles to their body - a simple but uncomfortable exercise.
Associated with the so-called "runner's high" or "endorphin rush" of strenuous exercise, endorphins are feel-good neurotransmitter molecules produced by the body, which are similar in structure to opioid drugs.
The endorphin boost was found in the mice's blood, not just in skin as earlier work had suggested.
When you only have to squeeze your thumb and finger and recall the memory for the feeling to flood back, you have created an endorphin switch.