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neurohormone

Line breaks: neuro|hor¦mone
Pronunciation: /njʊərəʊˈhɔːməʊn
 
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Definition of neurohormone in English:

noun

Physiology
A hormone such as vasopressin or noradrenaline produced by nerve cells and secreted into the circulation.
Example sentences
  • B-type natriuretic peptide is a neurohormone secreted from the cardiac ventricles in response to ventricular stretch and pressure overload.
  • The endorphins function as inhibitory neurotransmitters and neurohormones: they are released from nerve cells to act on other cells that bear opioid receptors and thus dampen the activity of those cells.
  • The conceptual basis of progressive left ventricular dysfunction has now turned to neurohormones such as norepinephrine, angiotensin and aldosterone.

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