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hypocretin

noun hy·po·cre·tin \ ˌhī-pō-ˈkrē-tᵊn \

medical Definition of hypocretin

:orexin
  • This chemical, called orexin by some scientists and hypocretin by others, is produced by a small pocket of neurons in the hypothalamus.
  • —Laura SandersScience News24 Oct. 2009

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