neuroplasticity

[noor-oh-pla-stis-i-tee, nyoor]
noun
the capacity of the nervous system to develop new neuronal connections: research on neuroplasticity of the brain after injury.
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Main Entry:  neuroplasticity
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the brain's natural ability to form new connections in order to compensate for injury or changes in one's environment; also called [brain plasticity], brain malleability
Etymology:  1978-83
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