Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of beta endorphin in English:
An endorphin produced in the pituitary gland that is a powerful pain suppressor.
- 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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