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Met enkephalin

or Met-en·keph·a·lin

[ met ]
/ mɛt /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)

See under enkephalin.

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Origin of Met enkephalin

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for Met enkephalin

metenkephalin
[ mĕt′ĕn-kĕfə-lĭn ]

n.

An enkephalin that has a terminal methionine residue and occurs naturally as one of two such pentapeptides that are formed in the brain.
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