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neurosecretory cell

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neurosecretory cell
any cell with neuron-like properties that secretes a biologically active substance acting on another structure, often at a distant site; examples are the paraganglia and cells in the hypothalamus. See also neuroendocrine c's.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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