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neurochemical

[noo r-oh-kem-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to neurochemistry.
2.
(of a drug or other substance) affecting the nervous system.
noun
3.
a drug or other substance that affects the nervous system.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; neuro- + chemical
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Examples from the web for neurochemical
  • Some researchers suggest this mental state might share neurochemical characteristics with the manic phase of manic depression.
  • Those larger ones are activated by a neurochemical called serotonin.
  • neurochemical reactions take place too slowly to explain the phenomenon.
  • In biological neural networks this consists of the electrical potentials and neurochemical mixes at the axon interfaces.
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain is not the only neurochemical mind rush one can experience.
  • Together, these behavioral and neurochemical tests reveal an unexpected dimension of bee cognition.
  • Now researchers are identifying the neurochemical mechanisms behind these behavioral and physiological effects.
  • The remedies being tested actually target the cascade of neurochemical events at the root of addicts' cravings.
  • The electrical signals and neurochemical transmitters in the brain are governed by physics and chemistry.

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