Definition of Neuropeptide

Peptides with direct synaptic effects or indirect modulatory effects on the nervous system. A neuropeptide is a molecule released by neurons as an intercellular neurotransmitter. Alternatively, neuropeptides can be released by non-neuronal cells as hormones. They are endogenous peptides such as endorphins that influence neural activity or functioning.

Neuropeptide is from the group

Protein Organized by Function

Other Names for Neuropeptide

Neuropeptide
neuropeptide

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