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beta–endorphin

noun be·ta–en·dor·phin
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β–endorphin

\ˌbāt-ə-en-ˈdȯr-fən, chiefly British ˌbē-tə-\play

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


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