endorphins
A family of peptide hormones that bind to receptors that mediate the actions of opiates. Released in response to neurotransmitters and rapidly inactived by peptidases. Physiological responses to endorphins include analgesia and sedation.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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