neuroendocrinology

noun

neu·​ro·​en·​do·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce neuroendocrinology (audio)
-(ˌ)krī-,
ˌnyu̇r-
: a branch of the life sciences dealing with neurosecretion and the physiological interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system
neuroendocrinological
ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌen-də-ˌkri-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce neuroendocrinology (audio)
-ˌkrī-
-ˌkrē-
ˌnyu̇r-
adjective
neuroendocrinologist noun

Examples of neuroendocrinology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sari van Anders, the research chair in social neuroendocrinology at Queen’s University, in Ontario, told me by email. Maggie Mertens, The Atlantic, 17 Sep. 2022 Morrison earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from LSU and his Ph.D. in animal science, reproductive physiology and neuroendocrinology from the University of Missouri. NOLA.com, 24 Jan. 2021 In response to the new study, Wallen, a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University, questions some of the statistical conclusions. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 18 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neuroendocrinology was in 1922

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Medical Definition

neuroendocrinology

noun
neu·​ro·​en·​do·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy -ˌen-də-kri-ˈnäl-ə-jē, -(ˌ)krī- How to pronounce neuroendocrinology (audio)
plural neuroendocrinologies
: a branch of science dealing with neurosecretion and the physiological interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system
neuroendocrinological adjective
also neuroendocrinologic
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