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

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 Corver was also a graduate student studying neurophysiology and web-making at the time. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 Apr. 2022 The team wondered if differences might come down to the animals’ neurophysiology. Max G. Levy, Wired, 25 Jan. 2022 Interestingly, studies in micro-mapping and neurophysiology support the idea of a system-level explanation of complex mental functions. Daniel Fallmann, Forbes, 14 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 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, 21 Feb. 2021 Her laboratory studies olfactory perception and neurophysiology. Leslie Kay, Scientific American, 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, 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, 22 May 2018 See More

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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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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