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neurochemistry

[noo r-oh-kem-uh-stree, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ə stri, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
the branch of science that is concerned with the chemistry of the nervous system.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; neuro- + chemistry
Related forms
neurochemist, noun
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Examples from the web for neurochemistry
  • To learn anything well there must be significant strength in neural pathways and balances in neurochemistry.
  • Caffeine, a psychoactive drug used by nearly everybody, alters human neurochemistry.
  • In other words, the brain's anticonvulsant mechanism may alter the brain's neurochemistry, acting as a built-in antidepressant.
neurochemistry in Medicine

neurochemistry neu·ro·chem·is·try (nur'ō-kěm'ĭ-strē, nyur'-)
n.
The study of the chemical composition and processes of the nervous system and the effects of chemicals on it.

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