neurosecretion

[ noor-oh-si-kree-shuhn, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ sɪˈkri ʃən, ˌnyʊər- /

noun

a chemical secreted by a nerve cell.

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Origin of neurosecretion

First recorded in 1940–45; neuro- + secretion

OTHER WORDS FROM neurosecretion

neu·ro·se·cre·to·ry, adjective
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Medical definitions for neurosecretion

neurosecretion
[ nur′ō-sĭ-krēshən ]

n.

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

Other words from neurosecretion

neu′ro•se•creto•ry (-krētə-rē) adj.
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