morphinomimetic

adjective

mor·​phi·​no·​mi·​met·​ic -mə-ˈmet-ik, -mī- How to pronounce morphinomimetic (audio)
: resembling opiates in their affinity for opiate receptors in the brain
the enkephalins are morphinomimetic pentapeptides

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“Morphinomimetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/morphinomimetic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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