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any of several types of molecules found in brain tissue, composed of short chains of amino acids; they include endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, and others.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue, for example, endorphins, enkephalins.
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Any of various short-chain peptides found in brain tissue, such as endorphins.
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neuropeptideAny of a family of LMW–< 5 kD intracellular peptides that transmit information in the CNS, GI tract, etc Neuropeptides ACTH, angiotensin II, bombesin, bradykinin, calcitonin gene-related products, carnosine, cholecystokinin, corticotropin-releasing factor, dynorphins, β-endorphin, leu-enkephalin, met-enkephalin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, gastrin, glucagon, GH, growth hormone releasing factor, insulin, LHRH, α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melanotropin-inhibiting factor, motilin, neurotensin, oxytocin, prolactin, secretin, somatostatin-14 and -28, substance P, TRF, thyrotropin, VIP, vasopressin. See Endorphin, Hormone, Neurotransmitter, Synapsin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue; e.g., endorphins, enkephalins.
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Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue.
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