tachykinin

tachykinin
Any member of a group of polypeptides, widely scattered in vertebrate and invertebrate tissues, that have in common four of the five terminal amino acid s: Phe–Xaa–Gly–Leu–Met–NH2; pharmacologically, they all cause hypotension in mammals, contraction of gut and bladder smooth muscle, and secretion of saliva. [G. tachys, swift, + kineo, to move, + -in]

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tachy·ki·nin (tak″e-kiґnin) any member of the tachykinin family of hormones; see under family.

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