beta-endorphin
noun Date: 1976 an endorphin of the pituitary gland having a much greater analgesic potency than morphine

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  • Beta-endorphin — protein Name = proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta lipotropin/ alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta endorphin) caption = width = HGNCid = 9201 Symbol = POMC AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 5443 OMIM …   Wikipedia

  • beta-endorphin — be·ta en·dor·phin or ß endorphin .bāt ə en dȯr fən, chiefly Brit .bē tə n an endorphin of the pituitary gland with much greater analgesic potency than morphine that occurs free and as the terminal sequence of 31 amino acids in the polypeptide… …   Medical dictionary

  • beta-endorphin — beta en·dor·phin …   English syllables

  • beta-endorphin — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ en¦dȯrfə̇n noun : an endorphin of the pituitary gland with much greater analgesic potency than morphine that occurs free and as the terminal sequence of 31 amino acids in the polypeptide chain of beta lipotropin * * * /bay teuh en… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta endorphin — noun an endorphin produced by the pituitary gland that suppresses pain • Hypernyms: ↑endorphin …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-endorphin — /bay teuh en dawr fin/ or, esp. Brit., /bee /, n. a potent endorphin released by the anterior pituitary gland in response to pain, trauma, exercise, or other forms of stress. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • beta-endorphin — A substance produced in the brain, especially in the pituitary gland, that blocks the sensation of pain. It is produced in response to pain, exercise, and other forms of stress. It belongs to a group of chemicals called polypeptide hormones …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Endorphin — ist eine Wortkreuzung aus „endogenes Morphin“, vom Körper selbst produziertes Opioid. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Entdeckungsgeschichte 2 Chemie 3 Physiologie 4 Wirkung, Rezeptoren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beta — may refer to: *Beta (β), the second letter of the Greek alphabetIn finance: * Beta coefficient in Capital Asset Pricing ModelIn mathematics: * Beta function in mathematics * Beta distribution in statistics * False negative rate in statistics *… …   Wikipedia

  • Endorphin — protein Name=proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta lipotropin/ alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta endorphin) caption= width= HGNCid=9201 Symbol=POMC AltSymbols= EntrezGene=5443 OMIM=176830… …   Wikipedia

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