neuroendocrine cell


neuroendocrine cell

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Neuroendocrine cell — Neuroendocrine cells (neurosecretory cells) are cells that receive neuronal input (neurotransmitters released by nerve cells) and, as a consequence of this input, release message molecules (hormones) to the blood. In this way they bring about an… …   Wikipedia

  • neuroendocrine cell — /njuroʊˈɛndəkrən sɛl/ (say nyoohroh enduhkruhn sel) noun one of a specialised group of nerve cells which, when stimulated, secrete hormones into the bloodstream …   Australian English dictionary

  • MgC magnocellular neuroendocrine cell — multifocal giant cell encephalitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Neuroendocrine hyperplasia — is a progressive hyperplastic process that ultimately results in obliterative fibrosis of predominantly the pulmonary tree (the lungs). It is characterized by tachypnea, hypoxia, and retractions.[1] There is no currently recognized treatment for… …   Wikipedia

  • neuroendocrine tumor — neuroendocrine cell tumor any of a diverse group of tumors containing neurosecretory cells that cause endocrine dysfunction; most are carcinoids or carcinomas. They occur most often in the gastrointestinal tract, in bronchial and tracheal mucous… …   Medical dictionary

  • Neuroendocrine tumor — Neuroendocrine tumors Classification and external resources Micrograph of a neuroendocrine tumor. H E stain. ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix — is best defined separately: Neuroendocrine: Of, relating to, or involving the interaction between the nervous system and the hormones of the endocrine glands. Carcinoma: An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to… …   Wikipedia

  • Neuroendocrine — [IPA nʊəroʊˈɛndəkrɪn] cells are cells that release a hormone into the circulating blood in response to a neural stimulus. These hormones may be amines, neuropeptides, or specialized amino acids. They package the hormones in vesicles and send… …   Wikipedia

  • Neuroendocrine tumors — Infobox Disease Name = Neuroendocrine tumors Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = M8013/3, M8041/3, M8246/3, M8247/3, M8574/3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D018358 Neuroendocrine tumors, or more properly… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary


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