neurotransmitter

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noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \ˌnu̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmi-tər, -tranz-, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurotransmitter

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

1961

First Known Use of neurotransmitter

1961


NEUROTRANSMITTER Defined for English Language Learners

neurotransmitter

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noun neu·ro·trans·mit·ter \ˌnu̇r-ō-tran(t)s-ˈmi-tər, -tranz-, ˌnyu̇r-\

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

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

Medical Definition of neurotransmitter

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


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