Medical Dictionary

hypocretin

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noun hy·po·cre·tin \ˌhī-pō-ˈkrē-tən\

Medical Definition of hypocretin

  1. :  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, 24 Oct. 2009


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