neurodegenerative

adjective
neu·​ro·​de·​gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-di-ˈje-nə-rə-tiv How to pronounce neurodegenerative (audio) , -ˈjen-rə-; -ˈje-nə-ˌrā-; -dē-, ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurodegenerative

: relating to or marked by degeneration of nervous tissue

Examples of neurodegenerative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the last several years, Selma Blair has been very open about her journey with multiple sclerosis, the neurodegenerative disease she was diagnosed with in 2018. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 11 May 2022 More than a half dozen blood tests are being developed and tested to detect signs of the neurodegenerative disease in older patients. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 These drugs, called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, can help treat neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Rebecca Sohn, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2022 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects about 1 in 50,000 people. Jan Veldink, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2022 Scientists said this full picture of the genome will give humanity a greater understanding of our evolution and biology while also opening the door to medical discoveries in areas like aging, neurodegenerative conditions, cancer and heart disease. chicagotribune.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Scientists said this full picture of the genome will give humanity a greater understanding of our evolution and biology while also opening the door to medical discoveries in areas like aging, neurodegenerative conditions, cancer and heart disease. Laura Ungar, Chron, 31 Mar. 2022 Scientists said this full picture of the genome will give humanity a greater understanding of our evolution and biology while also opening the door to medical discoveries in areas like aging, neurodegenerative conditions, cancer and heart disease. Laura Ungar, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2022 Doing so helped mice with a neurodegenerative disease live longer and move about more normally. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of neurodegenerative

1907, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Neurodegenerative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurodegenerative. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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neurodegenerative

adjective
neu·​ro·​de·​gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ -di-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-iv, -di-ˈjen-(ə-)rət- How to pronounce neurodegenerative (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurodegenerative

: relating to or characterized by degeneration of nervous tissue

Other Words from neurodegenerative

neurodegeneration \ -​di-​ˌjen-​ə-​ˈrā-​shən, -​ˌdē-​ How to pronounce neurodegenerative (audio) \ noun

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