neuropharmacology

[ noo r-oh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyʊər- /

noun Pharmacology.

the branch of pharmacology concerned with the effects of drugs on the nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. neuropathic joint,
  2. neuropathogenesis,
  3. neuropathology,
  4. neuropathy,
  5. neuropeptide,
  6. neurophysin,
  7. neurophysiology,
  8. neuropil,
  9. neuroplasm,
  10. neuroplasticity

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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Medicine definitions for neuropharmacology

neuropharmacology

[ nur′ō-fär′mə-kŏlə-jē ]

n.

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

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