On 31 Oct 1994 12:03:02 -0500,
Drmarts <drmarts at aol.com> wrote:
>Can anyone tell me the half-life of endorphins released in response to
>prolonged (i.e. a few hours) moderate-to-severe pain?
>American Health Assistance Foundation
The peptides (endorphins) are degraded within a few seconds. However, the
peptides are released by the afferents transmitting the pain information so
the levels of peptide may remain elevated for as long as the pain persists.
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