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 (no͝or′ō-sĭ-krē′shən, nyo͝or′-)
1. The secretion of substances, such as hormones, by nerve cells.
2. A substance secreted by this process.

neu′ro·se·cre′to·ry (-krē′tə-rē) adj.


(Physiology) physiol participating in or causal of neurosecretion; pertaining to neurosecretion
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nonsecretory), which display cell-to-cell communications over very short distances, at the synapses, neurosecretory neurons release their products into an extracellular space, which may be at some distance from their target.
For example, the serotonin-containing neurosecretory neurons of lobster appear to lack the mRNA for the shab form of the potassium channel (H.
Interestingly, GABA was detected only in large neurons but not in neurosecretory neurons, the granules of which were stained with GAF.