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.

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 neuroscientist

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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Medicine definitions for neuroscientist

neuroscience
[ nur′ō-sīəns ]

n.

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