brain hormone


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brain hormone

[′brān ¦hȯr‚mōn]
(invertebrate zoology)
A neurohormone secreted by the insect brain that regulates the release of ecdysone from the prothoracic glands.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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