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Endorphins: "opiates for the masses".

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Endogenous opioid peptides rose to prominence with the discovery of the enkephalins in 1975. Since then, a vast amount of research has been directed toward understanding their role in normal and pathophysiological situations. Although the place of endogenous opioids in psychiatry remains uncertain, there is good evidence that a variety of tumors may secrete endorphins or enkephalins, and these may contribute to the non-metastatic complications of malignant disease. In addition, changes in cer...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Journal:
Medicine and science in sports and exercise
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
101-105
Publication date:
1985-02-05
EISSN:
1530-0315
ISSN:
0195-9131
URN:
uuid:ee9f1034-7f1e-48ab-bcb6-8ab94ab92731
Source identifiers:
138603
Local pid:
pubs:138603

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