Definition of neurotransmitter in English:

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neurotransmitter

Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈtranzmidər/

noun

Physiology
A chemical substance that is released at the end of a nerve fiber by the arrival of a nerve impulse and, by diffusing across the synapse or junction, causes the transfer of the impulse to another nerve fiber, a muscle fiber, or some other structure.
Example sentences
  • Cnidarians contain chemical synapses and release neurotransmitters, including biogenic amines and peptides.
  • Excitatory neurotransmitters transfer an impulse to the next cell.
  • Nerve impulses are transmitted at synapses by the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters.

Derivatives

neurotransmission

Pronunciation: /-ˌtranzˈmiSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nitric oxide is a unique, gaseous free radical that is an important physiologic mediator for autonomic functions such as vasodilation, neurotransmission, and intestinal peristalsis.
  • We provide the first evidence that tachykinin neurokinin - 3 receptors regulate human bronchial parasympathetic ganglion neurotransmission by activation of a peripheral reflex.
  • Maintaining a higher level of neurotransmitters improves neurotransmission - the sending of those nerve impulses - which, in turn, improves your mood.

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Syllabification: neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

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