neu·​ro·​hor·​mone | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈhȯr-ˌmōn How to pronounce neurohormone (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurohormone

: a hormone (such as acetylcholine or norepinephrine) produced by or acting on nervous tissue

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Recent Examples on the Web The third was Roger Guillemin, who received his Nobel for research on neurohormones. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Salk President Blackburn named to list of influential women," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of neurohormone

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Neurohormone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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neu·​ro·​hor·​mone | \ -ˈhȯr-ˌmōn How to pronounce neurohormone (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurohormone

: a hormone (as acetylcholine or norepinephrine) produced by or acting on nervous tissue

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