[noo r-oh-pep-tahyd, nyoo r-]
- any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.
Origin of neuropeptide
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- a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity
- Any of various peptides found in neural tissue, such as endorphins and enkephalins.