Describing neurons that secrete peptide hormones as their neurotransmitters

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  • peptidergic — pep·tid·er·gic …   English syllables

  • peptidergic — ¦peptīd¦ərjik adjective Etymology: peptide + ergic (herein) : being, relating to, releasing, or activated by neurotransmitters that are short peptide chains …   Useful english dictionary

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