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Endorphins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Endorphins
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.400.575.241
D12.776.631.650.575.241
Unique ID
D004723
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004723
Scope Note
One of the three major groups of endogenous opioid peptides. They are large peptides derived from the PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN precursor. The known members of this group are alpha-, beta-, and gamma-endorphin. The term endorphin is also sometimes used to refer to all opioid peptides, but the narrower sense is used here; OPIOID PEPTIDES is used for the broader group.
Entry Term(s)
Endorphin
Pharm Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Nerve Tissue Proteins (1966-Jul 1977)
Peptides (1966-Jul 1977)
See Also
Receptors, Opioid
Public MeSH Note
78; was indexed under PEPTIDES Aug-Dec 1977
History Note
78(Aug 77); was see under PEPTIDES Aug-Dec 1977
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/05/16
Revision Date
2015/11/23
Endorphins Preferred
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