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neuromodulator

[noo r-oh-moj-uh-ley-ter] /ˌnʊər oʊˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪ tər/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of various substances, as certain hormones and amino acids, that influence the function of neurons but do not act as neurotransmitters.
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Examples for neuromodulator
  • Perhaps altering this neuromodulator could improve the resiliency of the brain to the effects of trauma.
  • He has proposed a model in which each behavioral phase is controlled by a different neuromodulator.

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