The role of the endogenous opiates as regulators of appetite

J. E. Morley, A. S. Levine

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The popular view of the major function of the opiates is that they produce analgesia. Much evidence has been accumulated that the endogenous opiates play an integral role in the central regulation of appetite. We postulate that the major effect of the endogenous opiates is to induce the feeding drive with their analgesic properties representing an epiphenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-761
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982


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