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beta-endorphin

[bey-tuh-en-dawr-fin or, esp. British, bee-] /ˌbeɪ tə ɛnˈdɔr fɪn or, esp. British, ˌbi-/
noun
1.
a potent endorphin released by the anterior pituitary gland in response to pain, trauma, exercise, or other forms of stress.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Examples for betaendorphin
  • Pain is reduced by the increases of acetylcholine and betaendorphin.
betaendorphin in Medicine

beta-endorphin n.
An endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that is a potent pain suppressant.

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