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beta-endorphin

[bey-tuh-en-dawr-fin or, esp. British, bee-]
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noun
  1. a potent endorphin released by the anterior pituitary gland in response to pain, trauma, exercise, or other forms of stress.
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Origin of beta-endorphin

First recorded in 1975–80
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beta-endorphin in Medicine

beta-endorphin

n.
  1. An endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that is a potent pain suppressant.
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