beta endorphin


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beta endorphin,

n naturally occurring opiate neurotransmitter released when the body is under stress; responsible for pain reduction.
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Kathleen DesMaisons, author of Potatoes Not Prozac, says that as our brain gets used to beta endorphins it opens more receptors for them.
Estrogen and other hormonal therapy may compensate for some of these problems, but the uterus also produces such chemicals as beta endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and prostaglandins, which may protect against heart disease.
Also the beta endorphins during lactation are increased masking the pain of uterine perforation.
The sweet aroma of fresh roses has a substance called PEA (phenylethylamine), which contains an amino acid known to slow down the breakdown of beta endorphins.
It stimulates the body's production of its natural pain killer, Beta Endorphins.