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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The French army held all between Pont-a-Marc as far as Valenciennes, falling back upon Douai.
As the explosions kept on, more and more of this repulsive mass was shot up, the great bulk of it falling back again.
Before he could release it I had run him through, and then, falling back upon the tactics that have saved me a hundred times in tight pinches, I rushed the two remaining warriors, forcing them back with a perfect torrent of cuts and thrusts, weaving my sword in and out about their guards until I had the fear of death upon them.
He managed by a skillful handling of his net to retain all the large fish and to draw them to the shore; but he could not prevent the smaller fish from falling back through the meshes of the net into the sea.
When the enemy seemed falling back before him and his fellows, he went instantly forward, like a dog who, seeing his foes lagging, turns and insists upon being pursued.
These neurons send their axons to enkephalinergic neurons at the nucleus reticularis paragigantocellularis and nucleus raphe magnus.