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[noo r-oh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee, nyoo r-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. the branch of pharmacology concerned with the effects of drugs on the nervous system.

Origin of neuropharmacology

First recorded in 1945–50; neuro- + pharmacology
Related formsneu·ro·phar·ma·co·log·ic [noo r-oh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, neu·ro·phar·ma·co·log·i·cal, adjectiveneu·ro·phar·ma·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbneu·ro·phar·ma·col·o·gist, noun
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neuropharmacology in Medicine


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  1. The study of the action of drugs on the nervous system.
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