neurosecretory cells

neu·ro·se·cre·to·ry cells

nerve cells, such as those of the hypothalamus, which elaborate a chemical substance (for example, releasing factor, neuropeptide, or, more rarely, a true hormone) that influences the activity of another structure (for example, anterior lobe of the hypophysis).
See also: neurosecretion.
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In other prosobranchs, neurosecretory cells have been demonstrated in the cortex using ancillary techniques (Voltzow 1994), but these have not been identified in the queen conch.
chorus, the visceral ganglia are associated with the adductor posterior muscle, having neurosecretory cells located preferentially in the dorsal area (Fig.
NETs are rare entities that arise from neurosecretory cells, which can be found in several organ systems throughout the body.
ADH deficiency develops only after extensive destruction of the hypothalamic neurosecretory cells [11].
Neuropeptides secreted by neurosecretory cells may have a role in coordinating the activities of cells during feeding, as do neuropeptides secreted by neurons in more complex animals (Jekely, 2011, 2013).
Milton, Effects of Two Tranquilizers, Reserpine and Chlorpromazine, on Neurosecretory Cells and the Ovary of the Fiddler Crab, Uca Pugilator, Gen.
The observation that osmotic stimulation upregulated NOS as well as VP and OT mRNA expression in magnocellular neurosecretory cells (MNCs) of the SON was taken as evidence that NO could play a role as a neuromessenger involved in the control of neurohypophysial hormone secretion (16).
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Neurohormones, released by neurosecretory cells, also have an effect on many brain regions via the circulatory system.
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