The brain's own opiates

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The discovery during the past few years of naturally occurring opiate-like peptides, known as enkephalins and endorphins, in the brain is opening the way both to better understanding of how the brain functions and to valuable new drugs for easing pain or treating depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationChemical and Engineering News
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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