[ bey-tuh-en-dawr-fin or, especially British, bee- ]
/ ˌbeɪ tə ɛnˈdɔr fɪn or, especially British, ˌbi- /
a potent endorphin released by the anterior pituitary gland in response to pain, trauma, exercise, or other forms of stress.
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First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for beta-endorphin
An endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that is a potent pain suppressant.
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