Definition of beta endorphin in English:

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beta endorphin

Entry from US English dictionary


An endorphin produced in the pituitary gland that is a powerful pain suppressor.
Example sentences
  • More recently, electroacupuncture stimulation at the Zhongwan acupoint was described as inducing the secretion of beta endorphin to produce hypoglycaemia in an insulin-dependent manner in rats.
  • It acts at our anterior pituitary to cause production and release of beta endorphin, as well as a major stress-responsive hormone, ACTH.
  • The relationship between maternal relaxation and plasma beta endorphin levels during parturition.

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Syllabification: be·ta en·dor·phin

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