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As noted earlier, Hotsenpiller and Williams (1997) and Williams and Baez (1997) reported that TMT exposure leads to a release of endogenous opiates as evidenced by naltrexone-reversible analgesia.
The endogenous opiate hypothesis attributes this phenomenon to a release of endogenous opiates that accompanies intense levels of exercise; however, evidence in support of the opiate hypothesis is not substantial (Steinberg & Sykes, 1985).
Naltrexone works by increasing the level of endogenous opiates in the bloodstream.