opiomelanocortin

[ō′pē-ō-mĕl′ə-nō-kôrtn]

n.

A linear polypeptide of the pituitary gland that contains the nucleotide sequences of endorphins and various pituitary hormones.

Nearby words

  1. opinionated,
  2. opinionative,
  3. opinioned,
  4. opioid,
  5. opioid epidemic,
  6. opisthenar,
  7. opisthion,
  8. opistho-,
  9. opisthobranch,
  10. opisthodomos


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