[ noor-oh-pep-tahyd, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈpɛp taɪd, ˌnyʊər- /
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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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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
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpɛptaɪd) /
a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity
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Medical definitions for neuropeptide
[ nur′ō-pĕp′tīd′ ]
Any of various peptides found in neural tissue, such as endorphins and enkephalins.
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