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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.
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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).
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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.
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neuroendocrine

adjective Referring to the structural and functional interface between the nervous and endocrine systems, or to hormones produced by neuroendocrine cells.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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