Relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ an enkephalin as their neurotransmitter. [enkephalin + G. ergon, work]

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en·keph·a·lin·er·gic -.kef-ə-lə-'nər-jik adj liberating or activated by enkephalins <\enkephalinergic neurons>

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en·keph·a·lin·er·gic (en-kef″ə-lin-urґjik) denoting synaptic transmission by enkephalin neurotransmitters.

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