encephalin


encephalin
n. natural chemical having opiate characteristics that is secreted in the brain and spinal cord and acts as painkiller (Biochemistry)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • encephalin — var. of ENKEPHALIN. * * * encephalin or encephaline / sefˈə lin/ noun A rarer spelling of ↑enkephalin • • • Main Entry: ↑encephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Encephalin — En|ce|pha|lin ↑ Enkephalin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • encephalin — n. a peptide occurring naturally in the brain and having effects resembling those of morphine or other opiates. See also endorphin …   Medical dictionary

  • encephalin — enkephalin; n. a peptide occurring naturally in the brain and having effects resembling those of morphine or other opiates. See also: endorphin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • encephalin — /ɛnˈsɛfələn/ (say en sefuhluhn) noun a chemical generated by the brain which has properties like those of narcotics. Also, enkephalin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Энкефалин (Encephalin, Enkephalin) — пептид, естественно образующийся в головном мозге и оказывающий воздействие, аналогичное морфину и другим опиатам. См. также Эндорфин. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ЭНКЕФАЛИН — (encephalin, enkephalin) пептид, естественно образующийся в головном мозге и оказывающий воздействие, аналогичное морфину и другим опиатам. См. также Эндорфин …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • encephaline — encephalin or encephaline / sefˈə lin/ noun A rarer spelling of ↑enkephalin • • • Main Entry: ↑encephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hans Walter Kosterlitz — (* 27. April 1903 in Berlin; † 26. Oktober 1996 in Aberdeen) war ein deutsch britischer Pharmakologe und Mediziner. Er ist vor allem durch seine Entdeckung der Opioidpeptide, speziell der Enkephaline bekannt geworden. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Endorphin — One of the body s own painkillers, an opioid (morphine like) chemical produced by the body that serves to suppress pain. Endorphins are manufactured in the brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of the body. They are released in response to… …   Medical dictionary


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