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neurosecretion

[noo r-oh-si-kree-shuh n, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ sɪˈkri ʃən, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
a chemical secreted by a nerve cell.
Origin of neurosecretion
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; neuro- + secretion
Related forms
neurosecretory, adjective
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neurosecretion in Medicine

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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