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neuroendocrine

[ noor-oh-en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin, ˌnyʊər- /
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adjective

of or relating to the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems, especially in relation to hormones.

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Origin of neuroendocrine

First recorded in 1920–25; neuro- + endocrine
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroendocrine

neuroendocrine
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or denoting the dual control of certain body functions by both nervous and hormonal stimulationneuroendocrine system
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Medical definitions for neuroendocrine

neuroendocrine
[ nur′ō-ĕndə-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′ ]

adj.

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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