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Social interactions trigger positive emotions when endorphins bind to receptors in the brain. The Sun (2016)Another possibility is that some individuals have fewer dopamine receptors than others. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)And they are now working on a treatment to increase these receptors before pain gets too bad. The Sun (2015)Their molecular structures are somewhat similar to those of oestrogen and they have the potential to occupy oestrogen receptors in your cells. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)It works by blocking pleasure receptors in the brain - making drug taking pointless. The Sun (2013)Tests showed it triggered pain receptors in the gut, which limits production of the danger protein. The Sun (2014)BELIEVE it or not, taste receptors give clues about how fertile you are. The Sun (2014)In the year 2000, taste receptors were discovered on the tongue that detect this chemical. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A chemical in the berry attaches itself to your taste receptors and changes your reaction to the food you're eating. The Sun (2015)A key element has been identified as a group of pleasure sensors deep in the brain known as the dopamine D2 receptors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wheat gluten can also attach to receptors in the brain, which messes with brain chemistry, making people hungrier and making wheat addictive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We now know men have more temperature receptors in our brains, so when our temperature rises during flu, we feel the burn that much worse. The Sun (2013)A new happy medium is reached between the number of LDL receptors in the body and the concentration of serum cholesterol. Living with Angina (1991)
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