[en-kef-uh-lin] /ɛnˈkɛf ə lɪn/
either of two pentapeptides that bind to morphine receptors in the central nervous system and have opioid properties of relatively short duration; one pentapeptide (Met enkephalin) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other (Leu enkephalin) has the sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu.
a chemical occurring in the brain, having effects similar to those of morphine See also endorphin
enkephalin en·keph·a·lin (ěn-kěf’ə-lĭn)
Either of two closely related pentapeptides having opiate qualities and occurring especially in the brain and spinal cord.
enkephalinergic en·keph·a·li·ner·gic (ěn-kěf’ə-lə-nûr’jĭk) adj. Of or relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ an enkephalin as their neurotransmitter.
[en-kee] /ˈɛn ki/ noun 1. a Sumerian water god and god of wisdom: the counterpart of the Akkadian Ea.
[en-kee-doo] /ˈɛn ki du/ noun 1. the servant and friend of Gilgamesh.
[en-kin-dl] /ɛnˈkɪn dl/ verb (used with or without object), enkindled, enkindling. 1. to into flame, ardor, activity, etc. /ɪnˈkɪndəl/ verb (transitive) 1. to set on fire; kindle 2. to excite to activity or ardour; arouse v. 1540s (literal), 1580s (figurative), from en- (1) + kindle. Related: Enkindled; enkindling.