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.

neurosecretory cells

cells liberating hormones, in response to nerve stimulation
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Neurohormones, released by neurosecretory cells, also have an effect on many brain regions via the circulatory system.
Gomoris Aldehyde-Fuchsin (GAF) Staining for Neurosecretory Cells
2009) were used to identify the neurosecretory cells within sections that were prestained with immunoperoxidase for GABA detection.
However, the etiology of neurosecretory cells in the middle ear is still unknown, as these cells have not been identified in normal or inflamed middle ear mucosa.
In addition to the CA, decapitation removes the median neurosecretory cells of the pars intercerebralis (PlC), the corpora cardiaca which serve as paired neurohemal organs for the products of the cerebral neurosecretory cells, intrinsic neurosecretory cells of the corpora cardiaca, and the nervus CA II which contain neurosecretory material.
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rubra, aELH immunoreactivity was found in neurosecretory cells of cerebral and pluropedal ganglia, statocysts, and trabeculae of female gonads (Cummins et al.
1E, F), whereas the medium size neurons (about 7 x 10 [micro]m), which could be neurosecretory cells, contain round nuclei with patches of heterochromatin (Upatham et al.