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a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, neur-.
Origin of neuro-
< Greek neuro-, combining form of neûron; akin to Latin nervus Unabridged
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  • The idea that this type of neuro-technological solution could be available to patients within our lifetimes is exciting.
  • Visualization, guided imagery, and neuro-emotive techniques can vastly improve performance.
  • neuro-imaging shows that this deception stimulates the production of naturally occurring painkilling chemicals in the brain.
  • Add a deficit of attention, another possible neuro signature.
  • Also, our understanding of neuro-biology has advanced in a huge way in the last decade.
  • Patients with optic nerve atrophy will be closely monitored by an ophthalmologist with experience in neuro-ophthalmology.
  • Patients with optic nerve atrophy will be closely monitored by an ophthalmologist who has experience in neuro-ophthalmology.
  • neuro-ophthalmologic examination: the visual sensory system.
  • One, bupropion, is an anti depressant that blocks the effects of the neuro transmitter noradrenaline.
British Dictionary definitions for neuro


combining form
indicating a nerve or the nervous system: neuroblast, neurology
Word Origin
from Greek neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus
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Word Origin and History for neuro


before vowels neur-, word-forming element meaning "pertaining to a nerve or nerves or the nervous system," from Greek neuro-, comb. form of neuron "nerve," originally "sinew, tendon, cord, bowstring," also "strength, vigor," from PIE *(s)neu- "tendon, sinew" (see nerve).

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neuro in Medicine

neuro- or neur-

  1. Nerve: neuroblast.

  2. Neural: neuropathology.

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