Opioid peptides and reproduction

Beth Hartog, Paul R. Gindoff

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Since the endogenous opioids were described in the 1970s, there has been a vast amount of research looking at their function in health and disease. The following discussion will describe the recent literature concerning endogenous opioid peptides and their role in reproduction. Puberty, hypothalamic pituitary interactions, nutrition, exercise, psychological stress, and male reproduction will be the focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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