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Medical Term:

cis-9, 10-octadecenoamide

Pronunciation: sis-ok'ta-des-e-no-am'id

Definition: A fatty acid amide constituent of cerebrospinal fluid of some mammals, including humans, which induces physiologic sleep.

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