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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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It leads to increased production of dopamine, the reward neurohormone, such that the gambler gets hooked and becomes low when he doesn't gamble.
N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a type of neurohormone synthesized and released mainly from the ventricular myocardium.
As night begins to fall, melatonin, a naturally occurring neurohormone that ushers in sleep, is released by the pineal gland.
The signaling of G protein-coupled receptor 54 (GPR54) is a key regulator of secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), whereas GnRH is a crucial neurohormone regulating the secretion of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) at puberty.
Yerushalmi Y, Pener MP (2001) The response of a homochrome grasshopper, Oedipoda miniata, to the dark-colour-inducing neurohormone (DCIN) of locusts.
Twelve participants with and without chronic pain and PTSD were included in this study of the effect of a single session of peak cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) on plasma neurohormone levels (NPY, ALLO, cortisol, DHEA) and pain sensitivity.
While these are two options that researchers have been looking at, the main hormone that is thought to produce these benefits is oxytocin, a neurohormone also referred to as the bonding hormone, because it is produced after orgasm and breastfeeding.
But oxytocin is a much more complex neurohormone that fine-tunes your brain's social instincts.
As a natriuretic endogenous peptide neurohormone brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is mainly secreted by ventricular myocytes the synthesis of which is closely related with ventricular afterload and wall tension.
The presence of TFF3 peptide in porcine [25] and human [22] oxytocinergic neurons suggests their role as a neurotransmitter/modulator in various brain regions innervated by these neurons, like brain stem, spinal cord and pontine tegmentum [2], or as a neurohormone released into bloodstream and affecting potential target cells.
Melatonin (MEL) is a neurohormone able to cross the cell membrane and it also has access to every subcellular compartment due to its high lipid and water solubility (15).