enkephalin

noun en·keph·a·lin \ in-ˈke-fə-lən , -(ˌ)lin , en- \

Definition of enkephalin

: either of two pentapeptides with opiate and analgesic activity that occur naturally especially in the brain and have a marked affinity for opiate receptors — compare endorphin

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Origin and Etymology of enkephalin

enkephal- (alteration of encephal-) + -in


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enkephalin

noun en·keph·a·lin \ in-ˈkef-ə-lən, -(ˌ)lin \

medical Definition of enkephalin

: either of two pentapeptide endorphins:

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