neurohormonal

adjective

neu·​ro·​hor·​mon·​al ˌnu̇r-ō-hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce neurohormonal (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
1
: involving both neural and hormonal mechanisms
2
: of, relating to, or being a neurohormone

Examples of neurohormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resulting reduction in food intake and neurohormonal changes also lower blood sugar and thereby treat type 2 diabetes, Dr. Marilyn Tan, chief of the Endocrinology Clinic at Stanford Health Care, who was not involved with the research, wrote in an email to CNN. Mira Cheng, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 Some of the same neurohormonal changes underlying friendliness also support horrific violence. Brian Hare, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2020 Second, Fudge-o-grafin may contain the key to an as yet undiscovered neurohormonal circuit, the details of which may be of commercial interest and are awaiting clarification. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2011 The phenomenon's powerful effects on us result from a combination of neurohormonal, cognitive and perceptual factors. Marta Zaraska, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2020 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, 17 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of neurohormonal was circa 1935

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“Neurohormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurohormonal. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

neurohormonal

adjective
neu·​ro·​hor·​mon·​al ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce neurohormonal (audio)
1
: involving both neural and hormonal mechanisms
2
: of, relating to, or being a neurohormone
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