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neurohormone

[ noor-oh-hawr-mohn, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈhɔr moʊn, ˌnyʊər- /
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noun Biochemistry.

any of various substances, as antidiuretic hormone, formed in the nervous system and delivered to an effector organ through blood circulation.

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Origin of neurohormone

First recorded in 1940–45; neuro- + hormone
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British Dictionary definitions for neurohormone

neurohormone
/ (ˈnjʊərəʊˌhɔːməʊn) /

noun

a hormone, such as noradrenaline, oxytocin, or vasopressin, that is produced by specialized nervous tissue rather than by endocrine glands
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for neurohormone

neurohormone
[ nur′ō-hôrmōn ]

n.

A hormone secreted by or acting on a part of the nervous system.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for neurohormone

neurohormone
[ nur′ō-hôrmōn ]

A hormone that is produced and secreted by neurons and that effects its action on the nervous system. The hormones secreted by the hypothalamus that in turn control the secretions of the pituitary gland are neurohormones.
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