neurohormone neurohormone

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)

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  • Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function

    ( NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine ) In a study appearing online Aug. 4 in Nature, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers decipher how oxytocin, acting as a neurohormone in the brain, not only reduces background noise, but more importantly, increases the strength of desired signals. These findings may be relevant to autism, which affects one in 88 children in ...
    on August 4, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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