leucine-enkephalin

noun

leu·​cine-en·​keph·​a·​lin ˈlü-ˌsēn-en-ˈkef-ə-lən How to pronounce leucine-enkephalin (audio)
: a pentapeptide having a terminal leucine residue that is one of the two enkephalins occurring naturally in the brain

called also Leu-enkephalin

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“Leucine-enkephalin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leucine-enkephalin. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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