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beta–endorphin

noun be·ta–en·dor·phin

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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