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Meaning of NEUROTRANSMITTER

Pronunciation:  'nyûurowtrans`mitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
 

NEUROTRANSMITTER is a 16 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: acetylcholine, Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine, GABA, gamma aminobutyric acid, neurochemical

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Chemicals that act as messengers between cells in the brain and nervous system; they transmit impulses across the gap from a neuron to another neuron, a muscle, or a gland.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical, such as acetylcholine, which is released from the axon of one neuron and binds to a specific site in the dendrite of an adjacent neuron, thus triggering a nerve impulse.
 

 

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