- A tetrapeptide (Trp–Met–Asp–Phe–NH2) used to test the secretion of digestive juice.
- A pterin derivative that is a required cofactor for a number of enzymes; in the conversion of l-phenylalanine to l-tyrosine; the inability to synthesize tetrahydrobiopterin is associated with forms of malignant hyperphenylalaninemia.
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