neuroendocrine

adjective
neu·​ro·​en·​do·​crine | \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈen-də-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neuroendocrine 

1 : of, relating to, or being a hormonal substance that influences the activity of nerves

2 : of, relating to, or functioning in neurosecretion

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Caine, 52, died of complications from neuroendocrine cancer on March 30 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, said her husband, Dennis Fratamico. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Shari Caine, executive director of Des Plaines History Center, dies at 52," 29 Apr. 2018 The fourth projection led to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus, a key area for neuroendocrine control. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of neuroendocrine

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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neuroendocrine

adjective
neu·​ro·​en·​do·​crine | \-ˈen-də-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn \

Medical Definition of neuroendocrine 

1 : of, relating to, or being a hormonal substance that influences the activity of nerves

2 : of, relating to, or functioning in neurosecretion

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