endorphin

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From French endorphine, from endo(gène) ‘endogenous’ + (mo)rphine ‘morphine’.

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endorphin (plural endorphins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a group of peptide hormones found in the brain that act as neurotransmitters and have properties similar to morphine.

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