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neurotransmitter

neurotransmitter

noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \-tran(t)s-ˈmi-tər, -tranz-\

medical : a substance in the body that carries a signal from one nerve cell to another

Full Definition of NEUROTRANSMITTER

:  a substance (as norepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse

First Known Use of NEUROTRANSMITTER

1961

neurotransmitter

noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \ˌn(y)r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmit-ər, -tranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEUROTRANSMITTER

:  a substance (as norepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse—see false neurotransmitter

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