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Substance Name: Endorphin
RN: 60118-07-2


  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Code

  • Neurotransmitter Agents
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Endorphins

Systematic Name

  • Endorphin

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 60118-07-2

System Generated Number

  • 0060118072