Definition of endorphin in English:

endorphin

Line breaks: en|dor¦phin
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈdɔːfɪn
 
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noun

Any of a group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system and having a number of physiological functions. They are peptides which activate the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect.
More example sentences
  • Doing so will help your body produce endorphins, feel-good brain chemicals that can counter feelings of stress.
  • Physical activity is known to influence the physiological production of endorphins in the brain that also elevate mood.
  • It is well established that exercise improves mood, thanks to the powerful effect of chemical endorphins on the brain.

Origin

1970s: blend of endogenous and morphine.

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