neuroendocrine
adjective Date: 1922 1. of, relating to, or being a hormonal substance that influences the activity of nerves 2. of, relating to, or functioning in neurosecretion

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  • Neuroendocrine — [IPA nʊəroʊˈɛndəkrɪn] cells are cells that release a hormone into the circulating blood in response to a neural stimulus. These hormones may be amines, neuropeptides, or specialized amino acids. They package the hormones in vesicles and send… …   Wikipedia

  • neuroendocrine — [noor΄ōen′dō krin΄] adj. of or having to do with neuroendocrinology …   English World dictionary

  • neuroendocrine — adjective Of or pertaining to the nervous system and endocrine system together a neuroendocrine cancer …   Wiktionary

  • neuroendocrine — 1. Pertaining to the anatomic and functional relationships between the nervous system and the endocrine apparatus. 2. Descriptive of cells that release a hormone into the circulating blood in response to a neural stimulus. Such cells may compose… …   Medical dictionary

  • neuroendocrine — neuroendocrinien, ienne [ nøroɑ̃dɔkrinjɛ̃, jɛn ] adj. • 1952; de neuro et endocrinien ♦ Méd. Relatif aux phénomènes engendrés dans l organisme par le système nerveux et les glandes endocrines. Réflexe neuroendocrinien. On dit aussi NEUROENDOCRINE …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • neuroendocrine — Having to do with the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system. Neuroendocrine describes certain cells that release hormones into the blood in response to stimulation of the nervous system …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • neuroendocrine — /noor oh en deuh krin, kruyn , kreen , nyoor /, adj. of or pertaining to the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, esp. in relation to hormones. [1920 25; NEURO + ENDOCRINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • neuroendocrine — neu·ro·endocrine …   English syllables

  • neuroendocrine — neu•ro•en•do•crine [[t]ˌnʊər oʊˈɛn də krɪn, ˌkraɪn, ˌkrin, ˌnyʊər [/t]] adj. phl of or pertaining to the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, esp. in relation to hormones • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • neuroendocrine — adjective of or relating to the nervous and endocrine systems (especially as they function together) • Pertains to noun: ↑nervous system, ↑endocrine system …   Useful english dictionary

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