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(Science: chemical) a peptide extracted from the posterior salivary glands of certain small octopi (eledone spp., mollusca), or obtained by synthesis. Its actions resemble those of substance p; it is a potent vasodilator and increases capillary permeability.

chemical name: eledoisin

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