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neurohormone

[noo r-oh-hawr-mohn, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈhɔr moʊn, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of various substances, as antidiuretic hormone, formed in the nervous system and delivered to an effector organ through blood circulation.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; neuro- + hormone
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neurohormone

/ˈnjʊərəʊˌhɔːməʊn/
noun
1.
a hormone, such as noradrenaline, oxytocin, or vasopressin, that is produced by specialized nervous tissue rather than by endocrine glands
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neurohormone in Medicine

neurohormone neu·ro·hor·mone (nur'ō-hôr'mōn, nyur'-)
n.
A hormone secreted by or acting on a part of the nervous system.

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neurohormone in Science
neurohormone
  (nr'ō-hôr'mōn)   
A hormone that is produced and secreted by neurons and that effects its action on the nervous system. The hormones secreted by the hypothalamus that in turn control the secretions of the pituitary gland are neurohormones.
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Encyclopedia Article for neurohormone

any of a group of substances produced by specialized cells (neurosecretory cells) structurally typical of the nervous, rather than of the endocrine, system. The neurohormones pass along nerve-cell extensions (axons) and are released into the bloodstream at special regions called neurohemal organs. Neurohormones thus constitute a linkage between sensory stimuli (events or conditions perceived by the nervous system) and chemical responses (endocrine secretions that act on other tissues of the endocrine system or on tissues of other systems, such as those involved with excretion or reproduction)

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