What Are Endorphins? - Definition, Types & Function Video


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Endorphins are chemical messengers known as _____.

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1. Endorphins block pain signals by _____.

2. Endorphins use the same receptors in the brain as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo let you examine the function of endorphins in the human body. Some of the elements this quiz covers include endorphins ability to block pain, how endorphins work in the brain, and certain activities that release endorphins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz let you test your knowledge of:

  • The terminology for what endorphins are called
  • The function of endorphins
  • The substance that uses the same brain receptors as endorphins
  • Ways endorphins can be released
  • The alternative name for natural pain killers

Skills Practiced

With this printable quiz and worksheet, you are able to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the release of endorphins to block pain and the release of endorphins during a pleasurable activity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gain regarding how endorphins work
  • Knowledge applications - use your knowledge to answer questions about how endorphins block pain

Additional Learning

You can learn more about endorphins by reviewing the lesson called What Are Endorphins: Definition, Types and Function. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses feelings of pleasure and euphoria from the release of endorphins
  • Covers how endorphins function in the brain
  • Explains the role of the nervous system in the release of endorphins
  • Details how endorphins regulate sensations of pain
  • Covers activities that can release endorphins