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endorphin

noun en·dor·phin \en-ˈdr-fən\

Definition of ENDORPHIN

:  any of a group of endogenous peptides (as enkephalin) found especially in the brain that bind chiefly to opiate receptors and produce some pharmacological effects (as pain relief) like those of opiates; specifically :  beta-endorphin
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Origin of ENDORPHIN

International Scientific Vocabulary endogenous + metersorphine
First Known Use: 1976
Medical Dictionary

endorphin

noun en·dor·phin \en-ˈdr-fən\

Medical Definition of ENDORPHIN

:  any of a group of endogenous peptides (as enkephalin and dynorphin) found especially in the brain that bind chiefly to opiate receptors and produce some of the same pharmacological effects (as pain relief) as those of opiates; specifically :  beta-endorphin

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