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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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.
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.