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neuroendocrine

Syllabification: neu·ro·en·do·crine
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈendəkrən
 
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Definition of neuroendocrine in English:

adjective

Physiology
Relating to or involving both nervous stimulation and endocrine secretion.
Example sentences
  • For example, stress has been shown to affect major physiological systems - autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune.
  • Stress mediated responses in the neuroendocrine and immune systems have been considered possible mechanisms for the effects of racism on health.
  • The authors propose that aspirin may work by blocking the output of the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the neuroendocrine and autonomic responses important in the perception of fatigue.

Derivatives

neuroendocrinology

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌendōkrəˈnäləjē/
noun
Example sentences
  • He undertook postdoctoral training in neuroendocrinology and neurophysiology at the Brain Research Institute, UCLA, and the Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland.
  • Nearly all of the studies that did so, however, focused on neuroendocrinology and how various hormones affect neurological structure and functioning.
  • I think that the field of crustacean neuroendocrinology is entering an exciting period that will depend upon a range of old (organ culture, histology) and new experimental techniques.

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