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1. secretory activities of nerve cells.
2. a substance secreted by nerve cells. adj., adj neurosecre´tory.
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The release of a secretory substance from the axon terminals of certain nerve cells in the brain into the circulating blood. The secretory product may be a true hormone, for example, the antidiuretic hormone released from the axon terminals of the neurons that make up the supraoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus; in the case of the so-called releasing-factor neurons of the hypothalamus, the cell product is not a systemic hormone in its own right but elicits the release of trophic hormones by the anterior lobe of the hypophysis, substances that in turn stimulate peripheral endocrine glands to release their systemically active hormones.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. The secretion of substances, such as hormones, by nerve cells.
2. A substance secreted by this process.
neu′ro·se·cre′to·ry (-krē′tə-rē) adj.
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Therelease of a secretory substance from the axon terminals of certain nerve cells in the brain into the circulating blood.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
neurosecretionthe process of secretion of hormones by nerve cells.
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