neuroendocrine

[noo r-oh-en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen, nyoo r-]

Origin of neuroendocrine

First recorded in 1920–25; neuro- + endocrine
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Contemporary Examples of neuroendocrine

  • Other neuroendocrine tumors produce gastrin, glucagon, and other digestive hormones.

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    October 6, 2011

  • In part, that is because neuroendocrine cancers tend to be quite slow growing, or indolent.

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  • Neuroendocrine tumors are highly vascularized”—full of blood vessels on which they depend for nutrients, says Kulke.

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British Dictionary definitions for neuroendocrine

neuroendocrine

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting the dual control of certain body functions by both nervous and hormonal stimulationneuroendocrine system
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neuroendocrine in Medicine

neuroendocrine

[nur′ō-ĕndə-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or involving the interaction between the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine glands.
  2. Of or relating to the cells that release a hormone into the blood in response to a neural stimulus.
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