2-Minute Neuroscience: Beta-Endorphin
March 28, 2020
Beta-endorphin (often simply called endorphin) is a peptide neurotransmitter and hormone and one of a class of substances known as endogenous opioids. Its best-understood effect is natural pain inhibition, but it is also hypothesized to be involved in a number of other functions ranging from regulation of the stress response to the processing of rewarding experiences. In this video, I discuss beta-endorphin and some of its proposed functions.