neu·​ro·​trans·​mis·​sion | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce neurotransmission (audio) , -tranz-, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurotransmission

: the transmission of nerve impulses across a synapse

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In one study, when researchers increased serotonin neurotransmission in the brain, either through diet or drugs, people’s food intake and mood went back to normal. Sara Twogood, Quartz, "The science behind why you crave carbs when you’re on your period," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of neurotransmission

1961, in the meaning defined above

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neu·​ro·​trans·​mis·​sion | \ -tran(t)s-ˈmish-ən, -tranz- How to pronounce neurotransmission (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurotransmission

: the transmission of nerve impulses across a synapse

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