leuenkephalin


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • leuenkephalin — noun An endogenous opioid peptide neurotransmitter found naturally in the brains of many animals, including humans; one of the two forms of enkephalin (the other being metenkephalin) …   Wiktionary

  • proenkephalin — noun A gene that is a precursor for leuenkephalin and metenkephalin …   Wiktionary

  • metenkephalin — noun An endogenous opioid peptide neurotransmitter found naturally in many parts of the animal and human body; one of the two forms of enkephalin (the other being leuenkephalin) Syn: OGF, opioid growth factor …   Wiktionary

  • enkephalins — Pentapeptide endorphins, found in many parts of the brain, that bind to specific receptor sites, some of which may be pain related opiate receptors; hypothesized as endogenous neurotransmitters and nonaddicting analgesics. Metenkephalin is… …   Medical dictionary

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