Definition of Neuropeptide

1. Noun. (neurotransmitter) Any of several peptides, such as endorphins, that function as neurotransmitters. ¹



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Definition of Neuropeptide

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Medical Definition of Neuropeptide

1. Peptides with direct synaptic effects (peptide neurotransmitters) or indirect modulatory effects on the nervous system (peptide neuromodulators). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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neuropeptide (current term)
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Literary usage of Neuropeptide

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Selbie Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia neuropeptide Y (NPY) is one of the most abundant neuropeptides in the ..."

2. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Studies of alcohol's effects on the brain's neuropeptide systems are providing ... The biochemical mechanisms of the various neuropeptide effects, ..."

3. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang (2006)
"The striking pattern of neuropeptide receptor distribution in ... It may be too that each neuropeptide biases information processing uniquely when occupying ..."

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