BETA-ENDORPHIN

n. an endogenous neuropeptide produced by the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. Functioning as a neurotransmitter, it is released when the body experiences pain and stress. It responds by producing an analgesic effect.

BETA-ENDORPHIN: "A beta endorphin has always been referred to as your 'feel good homone because it minimizes pain, improves mood, and makes you feel so much better."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BETA-ENDORPHIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beta-endorphin/ (accessed March 31, 2020).
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