Substances produced by the brain that have painkilling and tranquillizing effects on the body. Endorphins are thought to be similar to morphine and are usually released by the brain during times of extreme body stress. The release of endorphins may explain why trauma victims sometimes cannot feel the pain associated with their injuries.
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They find places where heroin use is rampant and feed off the endorphins of pleasure that addicts experience.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie | Daniel Genis | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Exercise can increase your energy levels by 20 percent and the boost in endorphins help lift your mood.
Once in the system, it binds with opioid receptor cells that send endorphins shooting through the body.
endorphins are released during sex, just as they are during a strenuous workout.People Who Have Had Rebound Sex Tell Us Why It Is Awesome | Emily Shire | January 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When you exercise, your body releases hormones called endorphins, which not only counteract stress but also lower cortisol levels.
At Scoville temperatures like that, your brain gets totally awash in endorphins.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow