Definition of Tachykinins

1. Noun. (plural of tachykinin) ¹



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Medical Definition of Tachykinins

1. A family of biologically active peptides sharing a common conserved c-terminal sequence, -phe-x-gly-leu-met-nh2, where x is either an aromatic or a branched aliphatic amino acid. Members of this family have been found in mammals, amphibians, and mollusks. Tachykinins have diverse pharmacological actions in the central nervous system and the cardiovascular, genitourinary, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems, as well as in glandular tissues. This diversity of activity is due to the existence of three or more subtypes of tachykinin receptors. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tachykinins

tachycardia en salves
tachycardia exophthalmica
tachycardia window
tachycardiac
tachycardias
tachycardic
tachycrotic
tachyglossa
tachygraphic
tachygraphical
tachygraphy
tachyhydrite
tachyhydrites
tachykinesia
tachykinin
tachykinins (current term)
tachylalia
tachylite
tachylites
tachylogia
tachylyte
tachylytes
tachymeter
tachymeters
tachymetre
tachymetres
tachyon
tachyonic
tachyons
tachypacing

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