beta-endorphin


be·ta–en·dor·phin

noun \-en-ˈdr-fən\

Definition of BETA-ENDORPHIN

:  an endorphin of the pituitary gland having a much greater analgesic potency than morphine

First Known Use of BETA-ENDORPHIN

1976

be·ta–en·dor·phin

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA–ENDORPHIN

: an endorphin of the pituitary gland with much greater analgesic potency than morphine that occurs free and as the terminal sequence of 31 amino acids in the polypeptide chain of beta-lipotropin

Variants of BETA–ENDORPHIN

be·ta–en·dor·phin or β–endorphin \ˌbāt-ə-en-ˈdr-fən, chiefly British ˌbē-tə-\

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