Maithili A Athavale*
Assistant General Manager (R&D), Cancer Biology Lab, Sathgen Biotech-A Unit of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., Navi Mumbai, India
*Corresponding Author: Maithili A Athavale, Assistant General Manager (R&D), Cancer Biology Lab, Sathgen Biotech-A Unit of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., Navi Mumbai, India.
Received: September 27, 2021; Published: November 01, 2021
Have you ever wondered, what is happening inside your body when you feel happy after a mild exercise, eating dark chocolate, dancing, singing, watching a favourite movie, eating or cooking your favourite dish, a chat with a friend, volunteering for a social cause and having a sense of gratitude. These pleasurable effects release “Endorphins” in our body. Endorphins are also called “The Happy Hormones”.
Endorphins are the tiny neurochemicals, which are a large group of peptides released by our body. The word endorphin comes from two words,” endogenous” meaning within the body and “morphines” which is an opiate pain reliever. Endorphins are thus the natural pain killers of our body.
Citation: Maithili A Athavale. “The Happy Hormone: Endorphin”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.11 (2021):.
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