beta-endorphin


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beta-endorphin

(bā′tə-ĕn-dôr′fĭn, bē′-)
n.
An endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that is a potent pain suppressant.

beta-endorphin

An endorphin derived from proopiomelanocortin (POMC) via beta-lipotropin, which is linked to hypophyseal secretion and pain perception.

Normal
Beta-endorphin is present in the CNS, pituitary gland and peripheral tissues.

Abnormal
Beta-endorphin is increased in pain, stress, endotoxic shock, opiate addiction, premenstrual syndrome, childbirth, exercise, mental disorders and hypertension.

beta-endorphin

One of the body's own substances with morphine-like actions. It is part of the precursor molecule of ACTH.
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