[ noo r-oh-en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin, ˌnyʊər- /


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

Nearby words

  1. neurodynamic,
  2. neurodynia,
  3. neuroectoderm,
  4. neuroembryology,
  5. neuroencephalomyelopathy,
  6. neuroendocrinology,
  7. neuroepithelium,
  8. neurofeedback,
  9. neurofibril,
  10. neurofibroma

Origin of neuroendocrine

First recorded in 1920–25; neuro- + endocrine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neuroendocrine


/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn) /


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


[ nur′ō-ĕndə-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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