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vasoactive intestinal peptide

Definition:
A highly basic, 28 amino acid neuropeptide released from intestinal mucosa. It has a wide range of biological actions affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and is neuroprotective.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Entry Terms:
  • vasointestinal peptide
  • vasoactive intestinal polypeptide
  • VIP (vasoactive intestinal peptide)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/42432
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