CATECHOLAMINERGIC NEURON

n. a neuron whose functions include the release of a catecholamine. A noradrenergic neuron, for example, is responsible for releasing the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (or noradrenaline). See adrenergic neuron.

CATECHOLAMINERGIC NEURON: "A catecholaminergic neuron is a nerve cell designed to release a neurotransmitter when needed."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATECHOLAMINERGIC NEURON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/catecholaminergic-neuron/ (accessed November 27, 2020).
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