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neurotoxicity

[noo r-oh-tok-sis-i-tee, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
the degree to which a substance is poisonous to nerve tissue.
2.
Pathology. the condition resulting from exposure to a neurotoxin.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; neuro- + toxicity
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  • The new understanding comes from neurotoxicity: the brain is a complicated chemical machine.
  • Marijuana only increases the neurotoxicity of mental illness.
  • But when neurotoxicity was detected in some patients, clinical trials were halted.

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