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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Neurohormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurohormonal. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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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