Definition of neurotensin in US English:

neurotensin

noun

Physiology
  • A neuropeptide found in the mammalian brain and gastrointestinal tract, initially identified by vasodilatory activity but later recognized to have a wide variety of physiological effects.

Origin

1970s. From neuro- + -tensin.

Pronunciation

neurotensin

/ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)ˈtɛnsɪn/