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beta–endorphin

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noun be·ta–en·dor·phin \-en-ˈdȯr-fən\

Definition of beta–endorphin

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



1976

First Known Use of beta–endorphin

1976


Medical Dictionary

beta–endorphin

noun be·ta–en·dor·phin

Medical Definition of beta–endorphin

  1. :  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

or β–endorphin \ˌbāt-ə-en-ˈdȯr-fən, chiefly British ˌbē-tə-\play

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