Definitions for "Peptides"
Chains of two or more amino acids that exist in the brain and the body that can act like classic neurotransmitters or modify the quality of the neurotransmitter with which they are released. go to glossary index
short proteins
Combinations of amino acids. Peptides combine to make proteins, including antigens.
Substances that may be released when there is a disturbance in the trigeminal nerve of the brain; may contribute to headaches by causing inflammation of blood vessels and tissues around the brain.
Some peptides function as neurotransmitters that often act as helper signals with other neurotransmitters in ways similar to how the endorphins help to regulate the feeling of pain. Can be found all over the brain.