[noo r-oh-en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen, nyoo r-]
- of or relating to the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, especially in relation to hormones.
Origin of neuroendocrine
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Other neuroendocrine tumors produce gastrin, glucagon, and other digestive hormones.
In part, that is because neuroendocrine cancers tend to be quite slow growing, or indolent.
“Neuroendocrine tumors are highly vascularized”—full of blood vessels on which they depend for nutrients, says Kulke.
- of, relating to, or denoting the dual control of certain body functions by both nervous and hormonal stimulationneuroendocrine system
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neuroendocrine(nur′ō-ĕn′də-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′)
- Of, relating to, or involving the interaction between the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine glands.
- Of or relating to the cells that release a hormone into the blood in response to a neural stimulus.
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