B-endorphin

B-endorphin

a type of ENDORPHIN produced by the pituitary, which acts as a synaptic transmitter agent and neural hormone. It is produced, for example, after exercise, possibly resulting in ‘jogger's high’ sensations.
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In another study culture of Leydig cells with b-endorphin or naloxone manifested no significant changes of un-stimulated or hCG-stimulated testosterone secretion in 20 or 60 day old rats23.
Caffeine also results in increased B-endorphin concentrations, which may override the burning pain of intense activity.
Circulating B-endorphin levels are increased in renal failure.
Yet another mechanism demonstrated that the elevations in LH were due to elevations in b-endorphin.
It is believed to work by making the brain release b-endorphin, an opioid peptide, the driving force behind the pleasurable effects.
Effects of Different Heavy-Resistance Exercise Protocols on Plasma B-Endorphin Concentrations.
Though several different types of endorphins have been isolated, the most potent and presumably most important is B-endorphin.