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    Endorphins: What Are They and How Do They Work?

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    Describe in brief the chemistry and biology of the feel-good chemical, endorphins. Also explain why the name "feel good" is given chemicals as such. What is the chemical structure and formula of these chemicals?

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    Endorphins are called the "Feel-Good Chemicals" secreted in the human brain. The word ENDORPHIN is derived from Endogenous, meaning from within the body, and Morphine, which is a narcotic pain reliever. According to researcher Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford, very little research has been done on the Chemistry of laughing, but one thing is sure that it is the binding effects of endorphin. These pain-relieving chemicals are created in response to exercise, excitement, pain, spicy food, love and sexual ...

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    A description of the chemistry and biology of the feel-good chemical, endorphin are provided. An explanation of why they are called "feel good" chemicals are provided.