opioid peptide
noun see opioid II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Opioid peptide — Opioid peptides are short sequences of amino acids that bind to opioid receptors in the brain; opiates and opioids mimic the effect of these peptides. Opioid peptides may be produced by the body itself, for example endorphins. The effects of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Opioid receptor — Opioid receptors are a group of G protein coupled receptors with opioids as ligands.[1][2][3] The endogenous opioids are dynorphins, enkephalins, endorphins, endomorphins and nociceptin. The opioid receptors are 40% identical to somatostatin… …   Wikipedia

  • Opioid — Endogenous opioid peptides Skeletal molecular images Adrenorphin Amidorphin Casomorphin …   Wikipedia

  • Opioid — 1. A synthetic narcotic that resembles the naturally occurring opiates. 2. Any substance that binds to or otherwise affects the opiate receptors on the surface of the cell. * * * Originally, a term denoting synthetic narcotics resembling opiates… …   Medical dictionary

  • opioid — I. adjective Date: 1967 1. possessing some properties characteristic of opiate narcotics but not derived from opium 2. of, involving, or induced by an opioid II. noun Date: 1967 1. any of a group of endogenous neural polypeptides (as an endorphin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • opioid — I. ˈōpēˌȯid adjective Etymology: opiate (II) + oid 1. : possessing some properties characteristic of opiate narcotics but not derived from opium 2. : of, involving, or induced by an opioid II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • opioid — n. any substance similar to opium; natural substance produced in the body in response to stress or pain; synthetic drug with effects similar to those of opium adj. having characteristics similar to that of opium; caused by an opioid peptide,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Opioid — Schlafmohn, Papaver somniferum, aus dessen Milch Opioide gewonnen werden Opioid (von gr. ὄπιον [ˈɔpiɔn] und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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