neuroscience

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

noun

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

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroscience

neuroscience
/ (ˈnjʊərəʊˌsaɪəns) /

noun

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

Derived forms of neuroscience

neuroscientist, noun
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Medical definitions for neuroscience

neuroscience
[ nur′ō-sīəns ]

n.

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