[ noo r-oh-sahy-uh ns, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈsaɪ əns, ˌnyʊər- /


the field of study encompassing the various scientific disciplines dealing with the structure, development, function, chemistry, pharmacology, and pathology of the nervous system.

Origin of neuroscience

First recorded in 1960–65; neuro- + science

OTHER WORDS FROM neuroscience

neu·ro·sci·en·tif·ic, adjectiveneu·ro·sci·en·tist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neuroscience

/ (ˈnjʊərəʊˌsaɪəns) /


the study of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology of the nervous system

Derived forms of neuroscience

neuroscientist, noun
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Medicine definitions for neuroscience

[ nur′ō-sīəns ]


Any of the sciences, such as neuroanatomy and neurobiology, that deal with the nervous system.
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