neuroendocrine

adjective
neu·​ro·​en·​do·​crine | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈen-də-krən How to pronounce neuroendocrine (audio) , -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

Examples of neuroendocrine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Novartis hit the pause button on Lutathera, which is used to treat neuroendocrine tumors and has been available since 2018. Ed Silverman, STAT, 9 May 2022 The official medical term is a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 Mimi said doctors told the family that less than 1 percent of all cancers are large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2022 The cause was pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, his daughter Elizabeth Lovejoy said. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021 In 2011, the FDA approved Afinitor again, this time to treat a rare type of cancer involving neuroendocrine tumors located in the pancreas. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 House died June 11 after living with neuroendocrine cancer for nine years. Jana Hollingsworth, Star Tribune, 28 June 2021 The five-year survival rate for neuroendocrine tumors can range from 50% to 80%, compared with less than 5% for adenocarcinoma. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, 8 Nov. 2020 The five-year survival rate for neuroendocrine tumors can range from 50% to 80%, compared with less than 5% for adenocarcinoma. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, 8 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of neuroendocrine

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Neuroendocrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroendocrine. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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neuroendocrine

adjective
neu·​ro·​en·​do·​crine | \ -ˈen-də-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn How to pronounce neuroendocrine (audio) \

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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