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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.


(Biochemistry) a hormone, such as noradrenaline, oxytocin, or vasopressin, that is produced by specialized nervous tissue rather than by endocrine glands


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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But oxytocin is a much more complex neurohormone that fine-tunes your brain's social instincts.
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In the study, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers decipher how oxytocin, acting as a neurohormone in the brain, not only reduces background noise, but more importantly, increases the strength of desired signals.
Sub-Project 1 is aimed at investigating the potential interaction of the environmental synchroniser, light, and its transducer neurohormone, melatonin, with the GnIH and kisspeptin neuroendocrine systems in sea bass.
His team is responsible for discoveries of the financial implications of a neurohormone called oxytocin, which drives feelings of trust and love.
MLT is a neurohormone that in recent years has attracted great attention.
For cardiologists, internists, and others, specialists from the US, India, and Guatemala emphasize advances in the understanding of coronary circulation, the molecular mechanisms of myocyte function, and the assessment of regional and global ventricular functions in physiologic and pathologic conditions, and address advances in cardiovascular pharmacology, including the advantages and disadvantages of diuretic therapy, vasodilators, neurohormone modulators, positive inotropic agents, and antilipid, antithrombotic, and antiplatelet agents, and their clinical pharmacology in the management of various cardiovascular disorders.
Tryptophan helps the brain make serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is necessary for sleep and relaxation, and melatonin, a neurohormone that has recently become popular as a supplemental sleep aid.
As a neurohormone and highly conserved molecule, melatonin is produced in all vertebrate species.
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), a neurohormone produced principally by the ventricles of the heart in response to increasing wall stress, has been shown to be a predictor of sudden death among individuals with chronic heart failure (Berger et al.
Therapy targeted at RAS inhibition results in a significant reduction in neurohormone levels, attenuation of LV remodeling, and decreased HF morbidity and mortality [45-47].