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  1. Endorphins

    Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption of spicy food, love and orgasm, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and our feeling well, comfortable and relaxed. The term implies a pharmacological activity as opposed to a specific chemical formulation. It consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin; these are short forms of the words endogenous and morphine, intended to mean "a morphine-like substance originating from within the body." The term "endorphin rush" has been adopted in popular speech to refer to our feeling exhilarated that can be brought on by our feeling pain, in danger, or other forms of stress, supposedly due to the influence of endorphins. When a nerve impulse reaches our spinal cord, endorphins that prevent nerve cells from releasing more pain signals are released.

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  1. Endorphins

    One of the three major groups of endogenous opioid peptides. They are large peptides derived from the PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN precursor. The known members of this group are alpha-, beta-, and gamma-endorphin. The term endorphin is also sometimes used to refer to all opioid peptides, but the narrower sense is used here; OPIOID PEPTIDES is used for the broader group.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endorphins in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endorphins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Arta Bakshandeh:

    Laughing lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts endorphins, which help your mood, find something that makes you laugh hard and often.

  2. Ben Famiglietti:

    The first thing you notice is this enormous rush of endorphins and energy afterwards, and that high lasts like five or six hours, you also have a little bit more mental focus, I find, and it’s like taking 16 cups of coffee with none of the side effects.

  3. Joanna Fryben:

    After the short cryotherapy stimulation, the effects last from six to eight hours, where the muscle spasticity is being reduced, when you feel endorphins release and adrenaline release. Then if you do 10-20 treatments, the effects last around two to three months.

  4. Michael Muthukrishna:

    Not everybody likes these situations, some people hate crowds. But for those that do, being with a lot of other people creates a physiological pleasure, endorphins, et cetera, go off.

  5. Sophie Scott:

    One of the big benefits of laughter is that it feels really good to laugh, you get a change in the uptake of the naturally circulating endorphins, and those are the body's painkillers. You get a measurable increase in your ability to tolerate pain.

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