brain hormone

noun

Definition of brain hormone

1 :a hormone that is secreted by neurosecretory cells of the insect brain and that stimulates the prothoracic glands to secrete ecdysone
2 :any of various hormones (such as serotonin) produced in or acting on the vertebrate brain or central nervous system not usually used technically

First Known Use of brain hormone

1957


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brain hormone

noun

medical Definition of brain hormone

:any of various hormones (as serotonin and melatonin) produced in or acting on the vertebrate brain or central nervous system not usually used technically

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