neuropharmacology

noun
neu·​ro·​phar·​ma·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce neuropharmacology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuropharmacology

1 : a branch of medical science dealing with the action of drugs on and in the nervous system
2 : the properties and reactions of a drug on and in the nervous system

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Other Words from neuropharmacology

neuropharmacological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neuropharmacological (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or less commonly neuropharmacologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce neuropharmacologic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuropharmacologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfär-​mə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neuropharmacologist (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

Examples of neuropharmacology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team was led by Manoj Doss, a postdoctoral researcher in neuropharmacology at Johns Hopkins University working under the guidance of the veteran psychedelic scientist Roland Griffiths. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "This Is My Brain on Salvia," 14 Oct. 2020 This included three crash reconstruction specialists and a doctor of neuropharmacology who challenged the conclusions reached by a government toxicologist. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, "A polo multimillionaire went to prison over deadly DUI crash. Now John Goodman claims new proof could free him.," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of neuropharmacology

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Neuropharmacology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuropharmacology. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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neuropharmacology

noun
neu·​ro·​phar·​ma·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˈn(y)u̇r-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neuropharmacology (audio) \
plural neuropharmacologies

Medical Definition of neuropharmacology

1 : a branch of medical science dealing with the action of drugs on and in the nervous system
2 : the properties and reactions of a drug on and in the nervous system the neuropharmacology of lithium

Other Words from neuropharmacology

neuropharmacological \ -​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neuropharmacological (audio) \ also neuropharmacologic \ -​ik How to pronounce neuropharmacologic (audio) \ adjective

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