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neurosecretory cells


Definition: nerve cells, such as those of the hypothalamus, which elaborate a chemical substance (releasing factor, neuropeptide, or, more rarely, a true hormone) that influences the activity of another structure ( anterior lobe of the hypophysis).

See Also: neurosecretion

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