[ noo r-oh-pep-tahyd, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈpɛp taɪd, ˌnyʊər- /
any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.
Words nearby neuropeptide
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British Dictionary definitions for neuropeptide
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpɛptaɪd) /
a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity
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Medicine definitions for neuropeptide
[ nur′ō-pĕp′tīd′ ]
Any of various peptides found in neural tissue, such as endorphins and enkephalins.
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