opioid peptide


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opioid peptide

Endogenous opiate Any natural polypeptide neurotransmitters involved in perception of pain, response to stress, regulation of appetite, sleep, memory, learning
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The effect of ethanol on the biosynthesis and regulation of opioid peptides.
Although inconsistencies exist in the literature, the cumulative evidence presently available suggests that alcohol consumption increases the release of endogenous opioid peptides and that [mu]- and [delta]-receptors facilitate the relationship between alcohol consumption and reward.
This result supports the hypothesis that endogenous opioid peptides modulate the alcohol-induced augmentation of [GABA.
Endogenous opioid peptides and the control of the menstrual cycle.
5) Opioid peptides are short sequences of amino acids (i.
Some of the functions of opioid peptides are similar to those of the opiate morphine," said Christina Gianoulakis, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and physiology at McGill University, and the study's corresponding author.
In 1977 and 1978, he worked on posterior pituitary and opioid peptides at the Rudolf Magnus Institute, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Other neurotransmitters of interest to alcohol researchers include dopamine, serotonin (5-HT), and a family of substances called opioid peptides.
For example, opioid peptides may mediate some of alcohol's rewarding effects (e.
Endorphins: A class of opioid peptides, including beta-endorphin.
Such opioid peptides can control pain by acting on the peripheral nervous system without affecting the central nervous system.
Such opioid peptides can control pain by acting on the peripheral nervous system without affecting the central nervous system, thereby avoiding side effects mediated by the central nervous system, including physical dependence and respiratory depression.