November 27, 2020

2-Minute Neuroscience: Beta-Endorphin

 

Beta-endorphin (often simply called endorphin) is a peptide neurotransmitter and hormone and one of a class of substances known as endogenous opioids. Its best-understood effect is natural pain inhibition, but it is also hypothesized to be involved in a number of other functions ranging from regulation of the stress response to the processing of rewarding experiences.

 

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