Biology Expert Project

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Biology Expert Project Runner’s High Hamza Nakhoda Kristin Holmes TA: Prithvi 7 April 2008
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Runner’s High Definition: “…real biochemical effects of exercise on the brain. Chemicals were released that could change an athlete’s mood, and those chemicals were endorphins , the brain’s naturally occurring opiates.” (Kolata)
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Runner’s High (cont.) Not limited to running. Opiates = Opium
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Endorphins Chemical signals Dull perception of pain Produce a sense of well being Produced during strenuous exercise, excitement, and orgasm. (Campbell)
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Where do they come from? Amyglada produces the endorphins. Bind on pain receptors in the brain
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Summary Our main article: NY times (Kolata) 30 years ago they didn’t have tests to measure it, however recent tests have been able to do so. (spinal fluid) Some say they just feel calm, others say euphoric More tests are being run on the pain felt by athletes and non-athletes alike, hence measuring the endorphin release
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