neuropeptide

noun neu·ro·pep·tide \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈpep-ˌtīd , ˌnyu̇r- \
|Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of neuropeptide

: an endogenous peptide that influences neural activity or functioning

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1973

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neuropeptide

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

medical Definition of neuropeptide

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

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