Enkephalin: a peptide with morphine-like properties

Richard J. Miller*

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Although morphine and related compounds have been used as drugs for many centuries. It is only in the last few years that an endogenous material has been discovered in the nervous system which appears capable of occupying opiate receptor sites. Our present knowledge, and the exciting future, concerning the enkephalins and related compounds is summarized in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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