gal·​a·​nin ˈga-lə-nin How to pronounce galanin (audio)
: a neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating various physiological functions (as contraction of gastrointestinal muscle and inhibition of insulin) and is thought to be associated with the urge to eat fatty foods

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“Galanin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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