opioid peptide

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opioid peptide

Endogenous opiate Any natural polypeptide neurotransmitters involved in perception of pain, response to stress, regulation of appetite, sleep, memory, learning
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Next, we measured the level of beta-endorphin, an endogenous opioid neuropeptide, in plasma using ELISA kits.
Next, we demonstrated that administration of mechanical acupuncture into the HT7 acupuncture point statistically decreased the beta-endorphin, an endogenous opioid neuropeptide, concentration in the plasma.
This may explain the presence of symptoms of pain in dysmenorrhea, when the synthesis of opioid neuropeptides is not sufficient to ensure the reduction of pain threshold with desquamation of the functional layer of the endometrium.