neu·​ro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurophysiology

: physiology of the nervous system

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Other Words from neurophysiology

neurophysiological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or less commonly neurophysiologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurophysiologically \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb
neurophysiologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

Examples of neurophysiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bergen-Cico: When a person is physically dependent on or addicted to a drug, that drug changes the neurophysiology and functioning of the person’s brain and body, which adapt to function with the presence of that drug in the system. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New Oregon law decriminalizing drugs seen as a step in the right direction by advocates of reform," 21 Feb. 2021 Her laboratory studies olfactory perception and neurophysiology. Leslie Kay, Scientific American, "Why COVID-19 Makes People Lose Their Sense of Smell," 13 June 2020 Living in the Present This illusion cries out for explanation, and that explanation is to be sought in psychology, neurophysiology, and maybe linguistics or culture. Paul Davies, Scientific American, "Time’s Passage is Probably an Illusion," 24 Oct. 2014 Assaneo and Poeppel took a fresh approach with a hypothesis that tied the real-world behavior of language to the observed neurophysiology. Quanta Magazine, "How Brain Waves Surf Sound Waves to Process Speech," 22 May 2018 NuCalm uses biochemistry, physics and neurophysiology to quickly put you into a deeply relaxed state. Marisa Meltzer, New York Times, "How to Recover Like an Elite Athlete," 9 July 2018 What lead author Nick J Spencer, a neurophysiology professor at Flinders University, and his team found by using high resolution neuronal imaging on mice was that the firing of these neurons down below happens in a rhythmic pattern. Matthew Martinez, miamiherald, "Your body has a 'second brain,' and here's how it keeps your butt smart, study says," 1 June 2018 At this point, this technique is really only useful in research, points out Takeshi Imai, a professor of neurophysiology at Kyushu University’s Graduate School of Medical Sciences, who was not involved with the study. Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "Transparent Mice Let Researchers See Cancer Spread in Real Time," 6 July 2017 Anthony Barker, a medical physicist at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, introduced TMS in 1985 as a lab tool for probing human neurophysiology. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Brain-altering magnetic pulses could zap cocaine addiction," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of neurophysiology

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Neurophysiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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neu·​ro·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) \
plural neurophysiologies

Medical Definition of neurophysiology

: physiology of the nervous system

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neurophysiological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) \ also neurophysiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) \ adjective
neurophysiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurophysiology (audio) \ adverb

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