neuroendocrine

adjective

neu·​ro·​en·​do·​crine ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈen-də-krən How to pronounce neuroendocrine (audio)
-ˌkrīn,
-ˌkrēn,
ˌnyu̇r-
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 English actor Ben Aldridge subsequently joined the film as Kit Cowan, Ausiello’s husband who died of neuroendocrine cancer in February 2015, with Sally Field and Bill Irwin cast as Cowan’s parents. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2022 Better yet, neuroendocrine tumors can be treated and cured. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 Those changes disrupt our neuroendocrine systems, particularly the hormones that regulate moods. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2022 In the book, Ausiello chronicled the last year of his partner’s life and their 13-year relationship before Cowan died of a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer in February 2015. Ej Panaligan, Variety, 29 Sep. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuroendocrine was in 1922

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“Neuroendocrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroendocrine. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

neuroendocrine

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