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Doctor insights on: Is There Something That Mimics The Feelings That Endorphins Give

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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

Endorphins (Definition)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during ...Read more


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Neurons damaged?Weakness loss of emotions/feelings no energy no electricity in my body no adrenaline cognitive functions so slow no endorphins

Neurons damaged?Weakness loss of emotions/feelings no energy no electricity in my body no adrenaline cognitive functions so slow no endorphins

Doubtful: Suggest you obtain psychiatric consultation. Your symptoms are consistent with a possible depression or alternative emotional process. Your description is not consistent with a neurological disorder. This can be both diagnosed and treated. Talk to your doctor. ...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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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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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 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

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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