Definition: A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
opioid receptors found in the hypothalamus; DF: RECEPT MU
Other names mu Receptors; Receptors, mu Opioid; Receptors, Morphine; Opioid Receptors, mu; Morphine Receptors; Receptors, mu; mu Opioid Receptors; Receptor, mu Opioid; Receptor, mu; Receptor, Morphine; Opioid Receptor, mu; mu Receptor; mu Opioid Receptor; Morphine Receptor