neurochemistry

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

noun

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

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Origin of neurochemistry

First recorded in 1920–25; neuro- + chemistry

OTHER WORDS FROM neurochemistry

neu·ro·chem·ist, noun
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Medical definitions for neurochemistry

neurochemistry
[ nur′ō-kĕmĭ-strē ]

n.

The study of the chemical composition and processes of the nervous system and the effects of chemicals on it.

Other words from neurochemistry

neu′ro•chemi•cal (-kəl) adj.
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