enkephalinergic neuron

enkephalinergic neuron

[enkef′əlinur′jik]
a nerve cell that releases the peptide neurotransmitter enkephalin. Such neurons are widespread in the central nervous system.
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These neurons send their axons to enkephalinergic neurons at the nucleus reticularis paragigantocellularis and nucleus raphe magnus.
According to these authors, enkephalinergic neurons would directly innervate the neurosecretory cells of CHH in the eyestalks, while the dopaminergic neurons would in turn innervate the enkephalinergic ones.