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[noo r-oh-en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen, nyoo r-]
  1. 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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  1. of, relating to, or denoting the dual control of certain body functions by both nervous and hormonal stimulationneuroendocrine system
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(nur′ō-ĕndə-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′)
  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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