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Introduction to symposium on endorphins and behavioural processes; review of literature on endorphins and exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3909168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first symposium on endorphins and behavioural processes in Britain was held by the British Psychological Society in March 1985. Against a background of the explosive history of the discovery of endogenous opioids, problems of terminology, and basic mechanisms and concepts, five papers reflect the main fields in which outstanding progress has been made: analgesia, feeding, reward mechanisms, social behaviour and aggression, and addiction. A review of the literature on endorphins and exercise stresses both the value and limitations of trying to unravel a fashionable subject. Endorphin research is multi-disciplinary and highly complex, with tricky technical and conceptual problems and inevitable lack of consensus. Investigators should be more aware of the crucial role that outcomes of behaviour experiments play in the attribution of function to opioid systems.
H Steinberg; E A Sykes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0091-3057     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav.     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-13     Completed Date:  1986-02-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367050     Medline TA:  Pharmacol Biochem Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  857-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Endorphins / blood,  physiology*
Naloxone / pharmacology
Pain / psychology
Physical Exertion*
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
Terminology as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Endorphins; 465-65-6/Naloxone

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