German: Neuropeptid
Japanese: 神経ペプチド

Biochemistry. A peptide released by neurons as intercellular messenger. Neuropeptides may have direct effects at the synapses like neurotransmitters or indirect modulatory effects on the nervous system like hormones. Many neuropeptides are also hormones released by non-neuronal cells. Examples are endorphins, enkephalins, substance P, bradykinin, and vasopressin.

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