neuropeptide

neuropeptide

[noor-oh-pep-tahyd, nyoor-]
noun
any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.

Origin:
1970–75; neuro- + peptide

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neuropeptide (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpɛptaɪd)
 
n
a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity

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neuropeptide neu·ro·pep·tide (nur'ō-pěp'tīd', nyur'-)
n.
Any of various peptides found in neural tissue, such as endorphins and enkephalins.

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