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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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[12,13] In this setting, vasopressin levels increase concomitantly with the activation of other neurohormones such as renin and norepinephrine.
These results partially agree with the reciprocal changes in crustacean hyperglycemic hormone or serotonin levels between the eyestalk and hemolymph starting from which the release of these neurohormones took place from the eyestalk toward hemolymph (Lorenzon et al., 2004, 2005).
When you slow down your breathing, your brain actually sends neurohormones that restrain stress-producing hormones and give your bod the signal to relax and free up space to brainstorm solutions.
[2] Some various drug groups that are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration are racetam, cholinergics, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, AMPAkines, smart drugs, dopaminergics, nootropic vitamins, and neurohormones. [1] Although the mechanism of action of nootropics is still unknown, it is speculated that they improve cognition be being mildly cholinergic or anti-GABAergic.
The analysis of PRA levels in a randomized trial of the angiotensin-receptor blocker valsartan in chronic heart failure (Val-HeFT) included 4300 patients and revealed a modest correlation of renin with other neurohormones such as BNP, norepinephrine, or aldosterone (24).
Oxiracetam, a neurotrophic drug which can promote the abnormality of central nervous system, can regulate excitement of nervous system, inhibiting transmission of neural signals and neurohormones, and affect cognitive and neurological function by directly acting on neuroceptors.12 Moreover, oxiracetam can accelerate the recovery of function of nerve cells by affecting the energy metabolism of nervous system.
BNP and NT-proBNP are neurohormones secreted from cardiac ventricles in response to left ventricular strain or fluid overload [26].
Regarding cell peculiarities, there are cytological characteristics that the neurons have when they are secretory, particularly lipid droplets and granules filled with secretion, which products--e.g., dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin--can act as neurohormones (Gagne & Blaise 2003, Carroll & Catapane 2007).
Exercise and recovery responses of adrenal medullary neurohormones to heavy resistance exercise.
[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.