hy·​po·​cre·​tin ˌhī-pō-ˈkrē-tᵊn How to pronounce hypocretin (audio)
: orexin
This chemical, called orexin by some scientists and hypocretin by others, is produced by a small pocket of neurons in the hypothalamus.Laura Sanders, Science News

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“Hypocretin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypocretin. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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