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'''Endorphins''' are polypeptides in the brain that act as [[opiate|opiates]] and [[analgesic|painkillers]] by binding to the receptors sites in the brain that are involved in pain perception. They are produced by the [[pituitary gland]] and the [[hypothalamus]] and are released during strenuous exercise, excitement and orgasm.
 
'''Endorphins''' are polypeptides in the brain that act as [[opiate|opiates]] and [[analgesic|painkillers]] by binding to the receptors sites in the brain that are involved in pain perception. They are produced by the [[pituitary gland]] and the [[hypothalamus]] and are released during strenuous exercise, excitement and orgasm.
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Revision as of 22:20, 17 September 2008

Endorphins are polypeptides in the brain that act as opiates and painkillers by binding to the receptors sites in the brain that are involved in pain perception. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus and are released during strenuous exercise, excitement and orgasm.