nonapeptide

An oligopeptide containing nine amino acid residues ( E.G., oxytocin).

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non·a·pep·tide (non″ə-pepґtīd) [nona- + peptide] a peptide containing nine amino acids.

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  • Oxytocin — A hormone made in the brain that plays a role in childbirth and lactation by causing muscles to contract in the uterus (womb) and the mammary glands in the breast. Animal studies have shown that oxytocin also has a role in pair bonding, mate… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vasopressin — A relatively small (peptide) molecule that is released by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain after being made nearby (in the hypothalamus). Vasopressin has an antidiuretic action that prevents the production of dilute urine (and so is… …   Medical dictionary

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  • vasotocin — A nonapeptide hormone of the neurohypophysis of subvertebrates, with activities similar to that of vasopressin and oxytocin; chemically identical with human vasopressin except for an isoleucyl residue at position 3; thus [3 isoleucine]vasopressin …   Medical dictionary

  • bradykinin — ra dy*ki nin n. a hypotensive tissue hormone ({C50H73N15O11}) which acts on smooth muscle, dilates peripheral vessels and increases capillary permeability. It is formed locally in injured tissue and is believed to play a role in the inflammatory …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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