neu·​ro·​hor·​mon·​al | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce neurohormonal (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurohormonal

1 : involving both neural and hormonal mechanisms
2 : of, relating to, or being a neurohormone

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s a long discussion in the paper of why the sauna might have negative effects, including strain on the circulatory system, activation of the sympathetic nervous system, neurohormonal stress as indicated by cortisol release, and so on. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "The Hidden Cost of the Post-Workout Sauna," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of neurohormonal

circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of neurohormonal was circa 1935

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“Neurohormonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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neu·​ro·​hor·​mon·​al | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce neurohormonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurohormonal

1 : involving both neural and hormonal mechanisms
2 : of, relating to, or being a neurohormone

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