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[noo r-oh-moj-uh-ley-ter] /ˌnʊər oʊˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪ tər/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of various substances, as certain hormones and amino acids, that influence the function of neurons but do not act as neurotransmitters.


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