[noo r-oh-si-kree-shuh n, nyoo r-]

Origin of neurosecretion

First recorded in 1940–45; neuro- + secretion
Related formsneu·ro·se·cre·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

neurosecretion in Medicine


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