Definition of neuroendocrine in English:


Pronunciation /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈendəkrən/ /ˌn(j)ʊroʊˈɛndəkrən/


  • Both neural and endocrine in structure or function.

    ‘neuroendocrine cells’
    • ‘the neuroendocrine system’
    • ‘For example, stress has been shown to affect major physiological systems - autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune.’
    • ‘Stress mediated responses in the neuroendocrine and immune systems have been considered possible mechanisms for the effects of racism on health.’
    • ‘The authors propose that aspirin may work by blocking the output of the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the neuroendocrine and autonomic responses important in the perception of fatigue.’
    • ‘Further studies may provide insight into the precise role of this receptor in neuroendocrine cells.’
    • ‘It is unusual for a neuroendocrine tumour to secrete more than one hormone, so we considered whether the patient could have heterophilic antibodies.’