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ɛnˈkɛf ə lɪnenkephalin

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  1. enkephalin(noun)

    an endorphin having opiate qualities that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and elsewhere


  1. enkephalin(Noun)

    Any of a group of pentapeptide endorphins that have opiate-like effects


  1. Enkephalin

    An enkephalin is a pentapeptide involved in regulating nociception in the body. The enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, as they are internally derived and bind to the body's opioid receptors. Discovered in 1975, two forms of enkephalin were revealed, one containing leucine, and the other containing methionine. Both are products of the proenkephalin gene. ⁕Met-enkephalin is Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met. ⁕Leu-enkephalin has Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu.

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  1. enkephalin

    A type of natural hormone and neurotransmitter created within a living organism and the brain and body of an animal or human being.

    Enkephalin contributes to the regulation of specific hormones within the body.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enkephalin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enkephalin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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