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Mesh term Endorphins

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Opioid Peptides

Description

One of the three major groups of endogenous opioid peptides. They are large peptides derived from the PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN precursor. The known members of this group are alpha-, beta-, and gamma-endorphin. The term endorphin is also sometimes used to refer to all opioid peptides, but the narrower sense is used here; OPIOID PEPTIDES is used for the broader group.


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alpha-Endorphin
beta-Endorphin
gamma-Endorphin


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