Definition of neuroendocrine in English:

neuroendocrine

adjective

Physiology
  • 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.’
    • ‘It is unusual for a neuroendocrine tumour to secrete more than one hormone, so we considered whether the patient could have heterophilic antibodies.’
    • ‘Further studies may provide insight into the precise role of this receptor in neuroendocrine cells.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

neuroendocrine

/ˌnjʊərəʊˈɛndəkrʌɪn//-krɪn/