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neu·ro·hor·mone

 (no͝or′ō-hôr′mōn, nyo͝or′-)
n.
A hormone secreted by or acting on a part of the nervous system.

neu′ro·hor·mo′nal adj.

neurohormonal

(ˌnjʊərəʊˌhɔːˈməʊnəl)
adj
(Physiology) of or pertaining to neurohormones
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As cardiac performance decreases, all neurohormonal systems are progressively stimulated in an attempt to sustain cardiac output and circulatory homeostasis.
Valsartan also was associated with significant improvements in heart failure signs and symptoms, ejection fraction, quality of life, and neurohormonal profile, which were secondary end points.
High tumour necrosis factor-[alpha] levels are associated with the exercise intolerance and neurohormonal activation in chronic heart failure patients.
Plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels declined from 514 to 204 pg/mL, indicative of a welcome decrease in neurohormonal activation, the cardiologist said.
Beneficial neurohormonal profile of spironolactone in severe congestive heart failure: results from the RALES neurohormonal substudy.
"When we have already blocked one neurohormonal system after another--the renin-angiotensin system with an ACE inhibitor, the sympathetic nervous system using a [beta]-blocker, aldosterone with spironolactone--the additional benefit is not what we expected," he observed.
The neurohormonal hypothesis: a theory to explain the mechanisms of disease progression in heart failure.
Initial data look promising for a calcium sensitizer called levosimendan, but results so far are mixed for a neurohormonal antagonist called tezosentan.
Natriuretic peptides [BNP and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP)] are taking their place in the new generation of neurohormonal markers used to diagnose HF (23, 24).
CNHs and their respective counter-regulatory neurohormonal systems (including the adrenergic, endothelin, and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems) form a physiologic negative feedback mechanism that regulates cardiac output by controlling blood pressure and heart rate as well as by fluid and electrolyte homeostasis (1, 2).
Conversely, the lack of association of NP concentrations with NPRC genotypes in NYHA III-IV patients might imply that other mechanisms have a major role in determining neurohormonal abnormalities in patients with more severe disease.
This is an important finding because nesiritide (Natrecor), a recombinant form of human B-type natriuretic peptide with neurohormonal and vasoactive properties, is more expensive than furosemide and other diuretics.