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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<b>Endorphins</b>

Endorphins
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<b>endorphins</b>

endorphins
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Got <b>Endorphins</b>?

Got Endorphins?
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of beta-<b>endorphin</b>

of beta-endorphin
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<b>Endorphins</b> come from the words

Endorphins come from the words
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of the <b>endorphin</b> release

of the endorphin release
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Figure 2. Leu-enkephalin

Figure 2. Leu-enkephalin
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Science Books, <b>Endorphin</b>

Science Books, Endorphin
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Symptoms and diagnosis

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