any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.
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How to use neuropeptide in a sentence
Since the hypothalamic neurons express a neuropeptide that was previously linked to reducing pain, Wang focused on studying them first.
Following up on this finding, we were able to identify a specific population of neurons expressing the neuropeptide galanin that are essential and sufficient for the expression of parenting in both males and females.Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors | Claudia Dreifus | December 14, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for neuropeptide
a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity
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