neuropsychiatry

[ noo r-oh-si-kahy-uh-tree, -sahy-, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, -saɪ-, ˌnyʊər- /

noun

the branch of medicine dealing with diseases involving the mind and nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. neuroplasticity,
  2. neuroplasty,
  3. neuroplegic,
  4. neuropodia,
  5. neuropore,
  6. neuropsychology,
  7. neuropsychopathy,
  8. neuropteran,
  9. neuropterous,
  10. neuroradiology

Origin of neuropsychiatry

First recorded in 1915–20; neuro- + psychiatry

Related formsneu·ro·psy·chi·at·ric [noo r-oh-sahy-kee-a-trik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·psy·chi·a·trist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for neuropsychiatry

neuropsychiatry

/ (ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ) /

noun

the branch of psychiatry that investigates the links between mental illness and organic disease of the brain
Derived Formsneuropsychiatric (ˌnjʊərəʊˌsaɪkɪˈætrɪk), adjectiveneuropsychiatrist, noun

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Medicine definitions for neuropsychiatry

neuropsychiatry

[ nur′ō-sĭ-kīə-trē, -sī- ]

n.

The medical science dealing with both organic and psychic disorders of the nervous system.

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