What Is a Neuropeptide?


Neuropeptides are types of molecules found in brain tissue that are composed of short chains of amino acids. They often localize in axon terminals at synapses and are classified as putative neurotransmitters. Types of Neuropeptides include endorphins, enkephalins, and vasopressin.
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[noor-oh-pep-tahyd, nyoor-]
any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that function as neuromodulators in the nervous system and as hormones in the endocrine system.
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