neuropeptide

play
noun neu·ro·pep·tide \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈpep-ˌtīd, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neuropeptide

  1. :  an endogenous peptide that influences neural activity or functioning

1973

First Known Use of neuropeptide

1973


Medical Dictionary

neuropeptide

play
noun neu·ro·pep·tide \ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈpep-ˌtīd\

Medical Definition of neuropeptide

  1. :  an endogenous peptide (as an endorphin or an enkephalin) that influences neural activity or functioning


Learn More about neuropeptide


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up neuropeptide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!