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- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Peptide : Compound containing two or more amino acids linked by a peptide bond, called dipeptide, tripeptide, etc., depending on the number of amino acids present.
- Neuron : An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Dynorphin : A peptide produced by neurons that is a kappa opioid receptor agonist having opiate-like activity.
- Neuropeptide Y : A 36-amino acid peptide neurotransmitter found in the CNS and autonomic nervous system.
- Hunger : Localized subjective sensation, caused by emptiness and a resulting hypermotility of the stomach.
- Magnocellular neurosecretory cell : Large neuroendocrine neuron in the supraoptic nucleus and paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus that projects to the posterior pituitary gland.
- Neurotransmitter : A class of chemicals which relay, amplify or modulate electrical signals between a neuron and other cells in the nervous system.
- Peptide hormone : A class of chemical messengers, secreted into the blood from endocrine cells, that bind to specific receptors expressed on the plasma membrane of target cells.
- Thyroid stimulating hormone : Hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, which stimulates production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland.
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