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neurophysins

Pronunciation: nu'ro-fiz'inz

Definition: A family of proteins synthesized in the hypothalamus as part of the large precursor protein that includes vasopressin and oxytocin in the neurosecretory granules; neurophysins function as carriers in the transport and storage of neurohypophysial hormones.

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