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 The five-year survival rate for neuroendocrine tumors can range from 50% to 80%, compared with less than 5% for adenocarcinoma. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 23 Aug. 2019 Schaad died in 2011 at the age of 64 from neuroendocrine cancer. Corey Dockser, BostonGlobe.com, "The fight for women’s suffrage, barn sale, and free music classes," 21 Aug. 2019 Organizers will be soliciting donations for a Detroit group devoted to helping patients with neuroendocrine tumors, the disease that ultimately killed Franklin. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Aretha Franklin: A year after death, she remains larger than life," 16 Aug. 2019 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroendocrine. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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