neurosecretion

neurosecretion

[noor-oh-si-kree-shuhn, nyoor-]
noun
a chemical secreted by a nerve cell.

Origin:
1940–45; neuro- + secretion

neurosecretory, adjective
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neurosecretion neu·ro·se·cre·tion (nur'ō-sĭ-krē'shən, nyur'-)
n.

  1. The secretion of substances, such as hormones, by neurons.

  2. A substance that is secreted by neurons.


neu'ro·se·cre'to·ry (-krē'tə-rē) adj.
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