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," 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, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 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, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 8 Nov. 2020 Instead, she was diagnosed with a rare, fast-growing neuroendocrine cancer. Star Tribune, "When cancer hijacked a new mother's happily ever after, she planned a death as unconventional as her life. A year later, her husband is the father he never expected to be, carrying on her legacy.," 11 Oct. 2020 Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors constitute only 1% of all pancreatic cancers. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 8 Nov. 2020 Khloe's diagnosis was for the same type of cancer — a neuroendocrine tumor — that struck down Apple founder Steve Jobs. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "'Hail Mary' surgery in Minnesota gives girl with rare cancer a second chance at life," 15 Oct. 2020 Her obituary, on the web site of Lee & Martin Funeral Home in Burgettstown, said she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer two days before her death. Gregory Korte, Bloomberg.com, "Sanders Will Limit Events After Heart Attack: Campaign Update," 8 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of neuroendocrine

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Neuroendocrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroendocrine. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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