[ noo r-oh-si-kree-shuh n, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ sɪˈkri ʃən, ˌnyʊər- /


a chemical secreted by a nerve cell.

Origin of neurosecretion

First recorded in 1940–45; neuro- + secretion

Related forms

neu·ro·se·cre·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for neurosecretion


[ nur′ō-sĭ-krēshən ]


The secretion of substances, such as hormones, by neurons.
A substance that is secreted by neurons.

Related forms

neu′ro•se•creto•ry (-krētə-rē) adj.
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