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Definition of "neuroendocrine" []

  • Of, relating to, or involving the interaction between the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine glands: the neuroendocrine apparatus in birds. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neuroendocrine" in a sentence
  • "But Mr. Jobs had what is called a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, a type that accounts for fewer than 5% of pancreatic cancers and, experts say, differs substantially from the more common kind."
  • "This idea has been dubbed the neuroendocrine theory of aging by the esteemed Ward Dean, M.D., and others."
  • ""We are not sure what underlying biological mechanism underpins this relationship, but one possible explanation might be that both the childhood behaviour and the adult CWP are due to a long-term neuroendocrine dysfunction beginning in early life."