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

neu′ro·hor·mo′nal adj.
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(Biochemistry) a hormone, such as noradrenaline, oxytocin, or vasopressin, that is produced by specialized nervous tissue rather than by endocrine glands
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(ˌnʊər oʊˈhɔr moʊn, ˌnyʊər-)

any of various substances, as antidiuretic hormone, formed in the nervous system and delivered to an effector organ through blood circulation.
neu`ro•hor•mo′nal, adj.
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Noun1.neurohormone - a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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