neu·​ro·​ac·​tive | \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈak-tiv, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neuroactive 

: stimulating neural tissue

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To remedy the situation in the meantime, the group came up with a definition for neonatal abstinence syndrome: any baby who is prenatally exposed to any neuroactive substance and exhibits symptoms is diagnosed with NAS. Naseem S. Miller,, "Amidst opioid epidemic, new medical codes may have muddled data," 17 Oct. 2017

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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neu·​ro·​ac·​tive | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈak-tiv \

Medical Definition of neuroactive 

: stimulating neural tissue injected a neuroactive substance into the blood

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