[ noo r-oh-kem-uh-stree, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ə stri, ˌnyʊər- /


the branch of science that is concerned with the chemistry of the nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. neurobiology,
  2. neuroblast,
  3. neuroblastoma,
  4. neurocardiac,
  5. neurochemical,
  6. neurochip,
  7. neurochorioretinitis,
  8. neurochoroiditis,
  9. neurocirculatory asthenia,
  10. neurocladism

Origin of neurochemistry

First recorded in 1920–25; neuro- + chemistry

Related formsneu·ro·chem·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for neurochemistry


[ nur′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]


The study of the chemical composition and processes of the nervous system and the effects of chemicals on it.
Related formsneu′ro•chemi•cal (-kəl) adj.

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