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Endorphins (Overview)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption.


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What are endorphins?

What are endorphins?

Endorphins: Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system. ...Read more

Endorphins (Overview)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption.


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Does singing release endorphins?

Possible: I have not seen any research on this, but it is possible. ...Read more

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What are some examples of endorphins?

Α, β, γ, σ endorphin: Alpha endorphins * beta endorphins * gamma endorphins * sigma endorphins * are created in the human body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endorphins?

What is the definition or description of: endorphins?

Neurochemicals: Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption. ...Read more

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Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

No: However, there are many ways of increasing endorphins other than exercise and/or taking drugs. For example, meditation will increase endorphins as will listening to certain types of music or just relaxing at a quite lake in the mountains. ...Read more

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The body's natural production of endorphins is likely to be what?

The body's natural production of endorphins is likely to be what?

Endogenous morphin: Endorphins are Endogenous Opoid inhibitory neuropeptidesd&are produced by the Central Nervous System&the Pituatary gland
Endorphins implications are thatit has pharmaceutical activity as opposed to actual chemical compound
It has two parts End and Orphin which means Endogenous&Morphine means morphin like substance coming from the body itself. These endorphins inhibit pain&provide feeling of euphori ...Read more

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Endorphin shock can someone explain to me the symptoms of this and what it truly means how does it happen?

Endorphin shock can someone explain to me the symptoms of this and what it truly means how does it happen?

Some relief with act: Very complex question and hard to answer. The body has endorphins or endogenous morphines released by the pituitary gland in the brain and act as neurotransmitters in our bodies. These can be release from the brain with exercise, excitement, pain, eating spicy food, and sexual activity. These can cause the endorphin shock. There is still some discussion on this and is complex but short reply ...Read more

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Is it possible to create endorphins and then give them to humans or animals, either for medical or research purposes?

Is it possible to create endorphins and then give them to humans or animals, either for medical or research purposes?

Not Really: Endorphins are compounds that are produced in the body and work on opioid receptors; it is pretty much impossible to extract them from the body so that they could be given to another person or an animal; of course, there are many synthetic opioids that work on the different opioid receptors that can be given externally; ...Read more

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What diseases/disorders are associated with an inability to produce enough endorphins? How would you treat a problem like that?

Theoretical: You may want to say what your symptoms are rather than worrying about theories of endorphin which in many cases are just theories. ...Read more

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How much exercise is needed to result in release of endorphins?

How much exercise is needed to result in release of endorphins?

Listen to your body: Endorphins are released with positive experiences. So have fun with your exercise and use all your senses to generate positive experiences when you move. ...Read more

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I heard kissing raises your endorphins. Is that why they feel so good?

I heard kissing raises your endorphins. Is that why they feel so good?

Yes: Any amorous activity /thoughts stimulate your brain
to produce a hormone-like substance that produce
calmness / enhances sexual desire......that's
what foreplay foreplay is ...Read more

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Can being unusually happy make one sick from too many endorphins or something?

Can being unusually happy make one sick from too many endorphins or something?

No: If you are happy without using any illicit or prescription drugs you will not become sick from your endorphins and in fact they may make you more healthy. ...Read more

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What is the function of the hormone endorphin?

What is the function of the hormone endorphin?

Endorphins: These are not hormones. Its the body's own "morphine type" molecules that are used for control of pain. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture trigger release of endorphins?

Does acupuncture trigger release of endorphins?

Yes: Acupuncture can influence the activity of our brain and central nervous system (autonomic nervous system), and through this influence it can affect the release of endorphins. ...Read more

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How do you switch endorphin receptors from excitatory mode back to inhibitory mode?

How do you switch endorphin receptors from excitatory mode back to inhibitory mode?

Neurotransmitters: Come in both excitatory and inhibitory forms. You need to know the levels of each. Can you tell us why you want to do this? Neurotransmitter levels can be lab tested. Www. Neuroscienceinc. Com has a good panel using urine as the sample, which is the best way to go. Peace and good health. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

Neither: Our bodies (& especially our brains) aren't 4-cylinder Chevys. NOTHING in nature is that simple. Most of taste is actually smell. We don't taste chocolate, we smell it. Smell is our most ancient sense & the least well understood. Chocolate doesn't "give" us chemicals; the smell & ingested chemicals stimulate the brain to produce them. Brain research may be your calling. Think about it. ...Read more

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How could a person create brain endorphins for a sense of well-being?

How could a person create brain endorphins for a sense of well-being?

See below: There are many ways of increasing endorphins-for example exercise (the most well known way of increasing endorphins). Other ways to increase endorphins include, meditation, listening to certain types of music or just relaxing at a quite lake in the mountains. ...Read more

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Can you block opiate receptors and endorphins receptors through your diet?

Can you block opiate receptors and endorphins receptors through your diet?

No: The receptors are specific for these chemicals. The only way you can block the receptors with diet is if you diet includes percocet. There is no food or nutritional supplement that will bind to the receptors. ...Read more

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What do we know aboutthe hormones endorphin and oxytocin?

Endorphins: Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system. ...Read more

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Are beta endorphins only made in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

Are beta endorphins only made in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

The majority: The majority of beta endorphins are produced in the pituitary and hypothalamus, but they are also produced in other regions of the peripheral and central nervous system. That that is produced in the pituitary in response to stress is secreted into the blodd stream. ...Read more

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How could a person with very limited mobility somehow create brain endorphins for a sense of well-being?

How could a person with very limited mobility somehow create brain endorphins for a sense of well-being?

Being creative helps: Physical exercise isn't the only thing that can create endorphins. Within the mobility limits surely there is something one can do to be creative. It has to be something the person likes and can actually do. Trying something that is unrealistic because it sounds good but is beyond the persons ability or interests to do is going backwards. Choose carefully and it can help. ...Read more

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If a paraplegic person masturbates does he still experience endorphin release even if he can't feel the act?

If a paraplegic person masturbates does he still experience endorphin release even if he can't feel the act?

Assumptions. ....: You seem to have a variety of assumptions about this injury and what a paraplegic person actually feels. While some nerve activity is cancelled out in the typical injury, others involving sex are governed by another system. Many do quite well in this area. ...Read more

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Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?

Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?

What Dr Junig said!: Wellbutrin (or bupropion) is an excellent medication for folks who have previously struggled with drug addiction. It is not addictive, helps many to avoid use, and does not cause weight gain or sexual side effects. It also helps people quit smoking (and is marketed as zyban). This medication does not control anxiety, however. Increase endorphins by exercising vigorously! ...Read more