Definition of neurohormone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈhôrmōn/


A hormone (such as vasopressin or norepinephrine) 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.



Pronunciation: /-hôrˈmōnəl/
Example sentences
  • Regardless of cause, there are important neurohormonal and musculoskeletal abnormalities in heart failure.
  • Left ventricular dysfunction causes activation of several neurohormonal systems to maintain blood pressure and adequate circulation.
  • The effectiveness of medications such as diuretics and neurohormonal blocking agents is reduced if sodium intake is high; hence the importance of changing dietary patterns to include a low-sodium diet.

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Syllabification: neu·ro·hor·mone

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