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Any hormone produced by neurosecretory cells, usually in the brain. Neurohormonal activity is distinguished from that of classical neurotransmitters as it can have effects on cells distant from the source of the hormone.

Neurohormones include:

Name Biological Effects Human-scale Effects
GnRH Gonadotropin releasing hormone
CRH Corticotropin releasing hormone
TRH Thyrotropin-releasing hormone
Dopamine Prolactin inhibiting hormone
Orexin (aka hypocretin) Stimulates appetite

See also: Neuroendocrinology


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