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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Member of a class of compounds of low molecular weight (which yield two or more amino acids on hydrolysis) that affect the nervous system

Usage examples (35)
  • Garvan Institute scientists have discovered how a hormone, known as neuropeptide Y
  • The team thought this behavior might involve a substance in the brain called neuropeptide
  • Researchers discovered that levels of a molecule called neuropeptide Y NPY directly relates to whether we have a "glass half empty" or "glass half full" attitude towards...
  • Sometimes reduced food intake can trigger brain chemicals such as neuropeptide Y, orexins and melanin-concentrating hormone that make us more likely to want sweet things. for more
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