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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As in the latter group, there are also neurosecretory cells in invertebrates, such as described in arthropods (Padmaja et al.
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; CC consist of axonal endings of neurosecretory cells and their own intrinsic endocrine (glandular) cells and, thus, represent a combined structure functioning as both neurohemal organ and classical endocrine gland (Klowden 2007).
The neurosecretory cells of the hypothalamus produce both neuropeptides and releasing hormones.
Neurohormones, released by neurosecretory cells, also have an effect on many brain regions via the circulatory system.
The present study takes a new approach by considering the possible application of lufenuron as a disruptor of the ovaries, testes and neurosecretory cells in this significant agricultural pest.
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.
Numerous afferent neurons converge on the hypothalamus and impinge upon neurosecretory cells that respond to these inputs by releasing hypothalamic hormones into the blood.
According to these authors, enkephalinergic neurons would directly innervate the neurosecretory cells of CHH in the eyestalks, while the dopaminergic neurons would in turn innervate the enkephalinergic ones.
Disorders where basic neurosecretory cells (cells that release neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that influence the functioning of neurons) are missing or damaged can be treated using nanopore technology.