neurochemistry

noun
neu·​ro·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurochemistry

1 : the study of the chemical makeup and activities of nervous tissue
2 : chemical processes and phenomena related to the nervous system

Other Words from neurochemistry

neurochemical \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈke-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective or noun
neurochemist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈke-​mist How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

Examples of neurochemistry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While only small amounts end up back in waterways, these small doses are enough to influence neurochemistry in the tiny brains of aquatic life. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 June 2021 The neurophysiology and neurochemistry that is ideal for strengthening one kind of memory might be different than that needed for other types. Daniel J. Levitin, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2021 So, for a finer-grained picture, Harvard postdoc Christina Rogers Flattery is adding another dimension to the analysis, shaving the fox brains into tissue-thin slices and staining them with a dye that reveals their neurochemistry. Popular Science, 10 Feb. 2020 Observing this seemingly adaptive behavior, investigators started to probe the genetics and neurochemistry that distinguish the more resistant animals. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 11 Apr. 2018 Where Freud found meaning in dream images of staircases and cravats, today’s researchers — reflecting a broader trend within psychology — look to neurochemistry and computer science for insights. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Mar. 2018 The biological model on which psychoanalysis was based has been superseded by newer discoveries, particularly in neurochemistry. Laura Miller, Slate Magazine, 5 Sep. 2017 Take her description of the neurochemistry behind the seemingly irresistible draw to check our phones or try for one more level on Candy Crush Saga. Seth Mnookin, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2017 But then again, what is deeper than neurochemistry? Chris Nashawaty, WIRED, 17 Feb. 2012

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First Known Use of neurochemistry

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of neurochemistry was in 1924

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“Neurochemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurochemistry. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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neurochemistry

noun
neu·​ro·​chem·​is·​try | \ -ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) \
plural neurochemistries

Medical Definition of neurochemistry

1 : the study of the chemical makeup and activities of nervous tissue
2 : chemical processes and phenomena related to the nervous system

Other Words from neurochemistry

neurochemical \ -​ˈkem-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) \ adjective or noun
neurochemically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurochemistry (audio) \ adverb

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