Definition of Intermedin

1. [n -S]



Medical Definition of Intermedin

1. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the intermediate lobe of the hypophysis in humans (in neurohypophysis in certain other species) which causes dispersion of melanin by melanophores, resulting in darkening of the skin, presumably by promoting melanin synthesis; this effect is readily demonstated in some lower vertebrates, such as frogs and fish; alpha-melanotropin is an N-acetylated peptide with 13 amino acids; beta-melanotropin has 22 amino acids. Synonym: intermedin, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melanophore-expanding principle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intermedin

intermediate variable
intermediate vastus muscle
intermediate vector boson
intermediate vector bosons
intermediate vein of forearm
intermediated
intermediately
intermediateness
intermediates
intermediating
intermediation
intermediations
intermediator
intermediatrix
intermedin (current term)
intermedins
intermediolateral
intermediolateral cell column of spinal cord
intermediolateral nucleus
intermediomedial nucleus
intermedious
intermedium
intermedius
intermell
intermelled
intermelling
intermells
intermembral
intermembrane

Literary usage of Intermedin

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1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1884)
"108. — Say .fourn. Ac. Phil. V. p. 265.—Redi. Fuun. Aua. II, p. »9«.—Duv. Gen. C..I. Eu. Il, t. 50. intermedin» Smith Col. Brit. Mus. I, p. ..."

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