neurosecretion

[noo r-oh-si-kree-shuh n, nyoo r-]

noun

a chemical secreted by a nerve cell.

Origin of neurosecretion

First recorded in 1940–45; neuro- + secretion
Related formsneu·ro·se·cre·to·ry, adjective
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neurosecretion in Medicine

neurosecretion

[nur′ō-sĭ-krēshən]

n.

The secretion of substances, such as hormones, by neurons.
A substance that is secreted by neurons.
Related formsneu′ro•se•creto•ry (-krētə-rē) adj.
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