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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.
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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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21] So, placental neurohormones may be responsible for the high rate of FS in pregnancy.
This appears to be mediated by alterations in neurohormones associated with sleep, leading to higher carbohydrate and fat intake, more snacking, and insulin resistance.
sup][28] In the other hand, the MI can act as a stressor to cause the depressive symptoms through certain neurohormones.
Dance movement therapy improves emotional responses and modulates neurohormones in adolescents with mild depression.
3) N Terminal-Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) is neurohormones synthesized and secreted mainly by the ventricular myocardium.
We see something, and we react to it, because our bodies fire up these neurohormones.
32], ALLO levels peaked about 60 min after initiation of stressors, later than for the other neurohormones tested.
These insults induce an inexorable series of compensatory responses in the body, including the retention of salt and water by the kdneys, the release of neurohormones, and the activation of intracellular signaling cascades in the heart and vasculature that modify cellular and organ morphology and function.
Among the neurotransmitters and neurohormones thought to promote female sexual function, dopamine and melanocortin are associated with attention and desire, while norepinephrine and oxytocin are more directly related to arousal.
Among neurohormones released by the CC are prothoracicotropic (activating the prothoracic glands to produce the ecdvsteroid molting hormone), diuretic, and antidiuretic hormones (neuroparsins, ion transport peptide, and other hormones controlling insect salt and water homeostasis) (Kind el al.