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."
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