neuroendocrine

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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

(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

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.
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