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neuroscience

[noo r-oh-sahy-uh ns, nyoo r-]
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noun
  1. the field of study encompassing the various scientific disciplines dealing with the structure, development, function, chemistry, pharmacology, and pathology of the nervous system.

Origin of neuroscience

First recorded in 1960–65; neuro- + science
Related formsneu·ro·sci·en·tif·ic, adjectiveneu·ro·sci·en·tist, noun
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neuroscience

noun
  1. the study of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology of the nervous system
Derived Formsneuroscientist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neuroscience

n.

1963, from neuro- + science.

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neuroscience in Medicine

neuroscience

(nur′ō-sīəns)
n.
  1. Any of the sciences, such as neuroanatomy and neurobiology, that deal with the nervous system.
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