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Opioid Peptides MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Opioid Peptides
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.400.575
D12.776.631.650.575
Unique ID
D018847
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018847
Scope Note
The endogenous peptides with opiate-like activity. The three major classes currently recognized are the ENKEPHALINS, the DYNORPHINS, and the ENDORPHINS. Each of these families derives from different precursors, proenkephalin, prodynorphin, and PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN, respectively. There are also at least three classes of OPIOID RECEPTORS, but the peptide families do not map to the receptors in a simple way.
Entry Term(s)
Endogenous Opiates
Opiate Peptides
Opiates, Endogenous
Opioid Peptide
Pharm Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Endorphins (1978-1994)
See Also
Opiate Alkaloids
Receptors, Opioid
Public MeSH Note
95; OPIOID PEPTIDES was see ENDORPHINS 1982-94; OPIATES, ENDOGENOUS was see ENDORPHINS 1980-94
Online Note
use ENDORPHINS to search OPIOID PEPTIDES 1982-94 & OPIATES, ENDOGENOUS 1980-94
History Note
95; OPIOID PEPTIDES was see ENDORPHINS 1982-94; OPIATES, ENDOGENOUS was see ENDORPHINS 1980-94
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/16
Revision Date
2016/07/05
Opioid Peptides Preferred
Opiates, Endogenous Broader
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