neu·​ro·​trans·​mis·​sion ˌnu̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce neurotransmission (audio)
: the transmission of nerve impulses across a synapse

Examples of neurotransmission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other gadgets fit more standardly with those often seen in this genre, such as a small button-like device humans wear that allows for communication with others in through neurotransmission rather than speech. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 3 May 2024 So nanodomains could determine the 'quantum-ness' of neurotransmission. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2013 Studies have shown that hormone signaling, albeit slower, enables long lasting satiation, while neurotransmission via neuropod taste receptors in the gut activates the brain’s reward system and enhances the pleasure of eating. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 These receptors are responsible for many functions, including neurotransmission, pain perception, and inflammation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 Additionally, nootropic supplements support a range of cerebral functions that help with intracellular signaling, neurotransmission, and molecular processes. Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2023 For example, Omega-3 fatty acids help your brain process emotional behavior and aid serotonin neurotransmission needed to regulate your mood. Ashley Abramson, Health, 23 Jan. 2023 The discovery of taste receptors in the small intestine, however, suggested that there may be a faster, more direct line of communication via neurotransmission. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 The mechanism is unclear but many speculate that the parasite’s location in such a privileged spot in the brain may affect neuro-immunomodulation and neurotransmission (f). Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neurotransmission was in 1961

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“Neurotransmission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


neu·​ro·​trans·​mis·​sion -tran(t)s-ˈmish-ən, -tranz- How to pronounce neurotransmission (audio)
: the transmission of nerve impulses across a synapse
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