endorphin

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a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

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When a teenager or child received massage, their body releases endorphins which help the brain function better.
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.
By laughing, the body releases the feelgood endorphins which, according to research, can do wonders for your health.
As you pick up "Flightmares, Sky High Humor," be sure to allow yourself the extra benefit of laughter, out loud laughter that triggers the endorphins to do their magic.
When we look at the function that those hormones might have then we can see that they assist to reduce stress and, of course, endorphins specifically might act like a natural anti-depressant," Matt Tilley, a sexual health expert at Curtin University in Austraila, told (http://medicalxpress.
Endorphins naturally block pain by binding to opioid receptors in the spinal cord and other parts of the nervous system.
Your body doesn't know the difference between a real laugh and a fake one and will release endorphins regardless, giving you a natural boost.
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.
Physical exercise produces more endorphins, the body's natural opiates that will make you happy.
1 Exercise your funny bone: Laughter has been proven to be an extremely effective mood booster; releasing endorphins which instantly raise spirits and give a feeling of wellbeing.
Q: I've recently been running and often hear about a so-called "runner's high" that has to do with endorphins.
That is because endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex, and these feel-good hormones trigger pleasure centres in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression, said WH advisor Laura Berman, Ph.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a new study.
Some new research has shown that laughter triggers endorphins, our own home-grown morphine derivatives and feel-good chemicals.