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hypocretin

Syllabification: hy·po·cre·tin
Pronunciation: /hīpəˈkrētn
 
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Definition of hypocretin in English:

noun

Another name for orexin.
Example sentences
  • It seems to be caused by a deficiency of hypocretin, a molecule that allows cells to successfully communicate with each other.
  • Research has identified that there is reduced hypocretin in the brains of those who have narcolepsy.
  • The narcoleptic brains showed a dramatic loss of hypocretin cells, between 85 and 95 percent fewer than the normal brains.

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