neuromodulator

noun
neu·ro·mod·u·la·tor | \-ˈmäj-ə-ˌlāt-ər \

Medical Definition of neuromodulator 

: something (as a polypeptide) that potentiates or inhibits the transmission of a nerve impulse but is not the actual means of transmission itself

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