neurotransmitter

noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \ ˌnu̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmi-tər , -tranz- , ˌnyu̇r- \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of neurotransmitter

: a substance (such as norepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse

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1961

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NEUROTRANSMITTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of neurotransmitter for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance in the body that carries a signal from one nerve cell to another


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neurotransmitter

noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmit-ər, -tranz- \

medical Definition of neurotransmitter

: a substance (as norepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse — see false neurotransmitter

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