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neuroendocrine

 [noor″o-en´do-krin]
pertaining to neural and endocrine influence, and particularly to the interaction between the nervous and endocrine systems.

neu·ro·en·do·crine

(nū'rō-en'dō-krin),
1. Pertaining to the anatomic and functional relationships between the nervous system and the endocrine apparatus.
2. Descriptive of cells that release a hormone into the circulating blood in response to a neural stimulus. Such cells may compose a peripheral endocrine gland (for example, the insulin-secreting β cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas and the adrenaline-secreting chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla); others are neurons in the brain (for example, the neurons of the supraoptic nucleus that release antidiuretic hormone from their axon terminals in the posterior lobe of the hypophysis).

neuroendocrine

/neu·ro·en·do·crine/ (-en´do-krin) pertaining to neural and endocrine influence, and particularly to the interaction between the nervous and endocrine systems.

neuroendocrine

(no͝or′ō-ĕn′də-krĭn, -krēn′, -krīn′, nyo͝or′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving the interaction between the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine glands: the neuroendocrine apparatus in birds.

neuroendocrine

[noo͡r′ō·en′dəkrin]
Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve, endon, within, krinein, to secrete
pertaining to or resembling the effects produced by endocrine glands strongly linked with the nervous system.

neuroendocrine

adjective Referring to the structural and functional interface between the nervous and endocrine systems, or to hormones produced by neuroendocrine cells.

neu·ro·en·do·crine

(nūr'ō-en'dō-krin)
1. Pertaining to the anatomic and functional relationships between the nervous system and the endocrine apparatus.
2. Descriptive of cells that release a hormone into the circulating blood in response to a neural stimulus.

neuroendocrine

pertaining to neural and endocrine influence, and particularly to the interaction between the nervous and endocrine systems.

neuroendocrine cell
present in skin and oral mucosae of some species; thought to act as pressure receptors.
neuroendocrine cell tumor
rare tumors of neuroendocrine cells in the skin and oral mucosa, where they are pedunculated and located on the lips and gums. In the skin, they occur on the lips, ears or digits, where they may grow rapidly and ulcerate. Called also Merkel cell tumor.
neuroendocrine receptors
receptors located on the membrane of the target cell.
neuroendocrine system
the nervous system plus the endocrine system and the interactions between them.
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The GI and pancreatobiliary tracts contain a variety of neuroendocrine cells that constitute a diffuse endocrine system.
Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia and NET were identified in rodents in early studies of this drug class, (19) but they appear to be extremely rare in humans despite the widespread use of these medications.
Moreover, limited, small-size tumors, known as tumorlets, are considered benign preneoplastic neuroendocrine cell proliferations.
Microscopically, bladder SmCC is identical to SmCC of the lung or the other sites; for this reason, a neuroendocrine cell origin is generally favored.
In support of the latter theory, neuroendocrine cells have been detected within normal urothelial mucosa and in 1 case subjacent to a mixed tumor (SCC and URO).