neurotransmitter etymology

English word neurotransmitter comes from English neuro-, English transmitter

Detailed word origin of neurotransmitter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neuro- English (eng) Forming compound words relating to nerves, nerve tissue, or the nervous system.
transmitter English (eng) An electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech, music, TV or other sources, and broadcasts the resulting signal from an antenna.. Something that transmits something (in all senses).
neurotransmitter English (eng) (biochemistry, neuroscience) Any substance, such as acetylcholine or dopamine, responsible for sending nerve signals across a synapse between two neurons.

Words with the same origin as neurotransmitter

Descendants of neuro-
neurobiology neurobrucellosis neurochemical neurofibromatosis neurogenic neurohypnology neuroinformation neurologist neuroma neuroscience neuroscientist neurosecretion neurosemantics neurosis neurosteroid neurosurgeon neurosurgery neurosurgical neurotheological neurotic neurotoxicology neurotoxin neurovascular neuroweapon
Descendants of transmitter
transceiver transponder