peptidergic

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peptidergic

 [pep″tĭ-der´jik]
of or pertaining to neurons that secrete peptide hormones.

pep·ti·der·gic

(pep'ti-der'jik),
Referring to nerve cells or fibers that are believed to use small peptide molecules as their neurotransmitter.
[peptide + G. ergon, work]

peptidergic

/pep·ti·der·gic/ (pep″tĭ-der´jik) of or pertaining to neurons that secrete peptide hormones.

peptidergic

[pep′tidur′jik]
using small peptides as neurotransmitters.

peptidergic

An obsolete adjective referring to the then-hypothesised (now confirmed) transmission of neural impulses by small peptides acting as neurotransmitters.

pep·ti·der·gic

(pep'ti-dĕr'jik)
Referring to nerve cells or fibers that are believed to employ small peptide molecules as their neurotransmitter.
[peptide + G. ergon, work]

peptidergic

Of a neuron that releases peptides.

peptidergic

of or pertaining to neurons that secrete peptide hormones.

peptidergic neurons
a group of enteric interneurons which contain peptides; the peptides include enkephalins and somatostatins.
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Innervation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons by peptidergic neurons conveying circadian or energy balance information in the mouse.
The innervation of the DB in Helix aspersa and Theba pisana originates from peptidergic neurons of the cerebral ganglia (cerebral green cells, CGC) via commissural nerves.
Peptidergic neurons in the snail Helix pomatia: distribution of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system that react with an antibody raised to an insect myotropic neuropeptide, leucokinin I.
This consists of a network or basket of peptidergic neurons that surrounds the base of clustered cnidocytes, together with a finite number of peptidergic sensory neurons that send processes to the surface of the tentacle.
EM studies of cnidocytes in the anemone Aiptasia (Westfall, 2004), on the other hand, have revealed the presence of RFamide immunoreactive densecored vesicles at neuro-cnidocyte synapses, suggesting that cnidocytes in anemones are indeed innervated by peptidergic neurons.
Finally, PCD of peptidergic neurons has been observed in the fly and the moth (Ewer et al.
Genetic and hormonal regulation of the death of peptidergic neurons in the Drosophila central nervous system.
Because the morphology of the barnacle nervous system is so unusual, and because peptidergic neurons in those systems are so little known, the methods of immunohistochemistry were used to define and map neurons that might be producing peptides homologous to those now identified in some decapod crustaceans.
In the present study, several antisera raised to native peptides of decapod crustaceans were used to determine the neuroanatomy of peptidergic neurons in barnacles.