from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone secreted by or acting on a part of the nervous system.
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- n. Any hormone that stimulates the nervous system
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- n. a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
Next to each entry, there is an image depicting the structural formula of a neurotransmitter, neurohormone or neuromodulator.
As recently noted by Christian, news broke last week of a study claiming that orgasm is "400% better" with a partner than with masturbation, based on measures of the neurohormone prolactin.
Immune effects of preoperative immunotherapy with high-dose subcutaneous interleukin-2 versus neuroimmunotherapy with low-dose interleukin-2 plus the neurohormone melatonin in gastrointestinal tract tumor patients.
Functional pleitropy of the neurohormone melatonin: Antioxidant protection and neuroendocrine regulation.
"Furthermore, consumers eating these baked goods may not recognize they are consuming a neurohormone, that they should consult a doctor before eating it, and that it may not be appropriate for children, people with auto-immune diseases, or women who are pregnant or breast-feeding."
She simplifies this for us, â€œProteins increase neurohormone in the brain which eases stressed nerves and calms you down. â€ If plain yoghurt bores you, try the ready-to-scoop-up, fruit flavoured version.
In an animal study, John Hopkins researchers found that antidepressant clorgyline, which is no longer in use in humans, blocked the action of enzyme monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) and stopped its breakdown of a key neurohormone.
Clorgyline stops the enzyme from breaking down a neurohormone -- norepinephrine -- that controls the pace of the heart's pumping.
Dr. Wilson and his research team next will attempt to learn more about the negative effects of increased CRF by examining actual molecular and cellular changes in specific brain areas targeted by the neurohormone.
Via the animal model, the researchers found corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) is a key neurohormone involved in stress response.
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