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.

Origin of neuropharmacology

First recorded in 1945–50; neuro- + pharmacology

Related forms

neu·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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