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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 At the ADRC, world renowned scientists in molecular biology and neurophysiology are working around the clock with clinicians, exercise physiologists and behavioralists to provide people suffering with Alzheimer’s new therapies. Scott Kaufman, Orange County Register, "Letters: UCI on frontline of Alzheimer’s disease," 7 Feb. 2013 Upon graduation from Princeton, Scott joined the Ph.D. program in biological psychology at Duke University, specializing in the neural mechanisms of taste and the neurophysiology of feeding and reward. Gary Warth,, "Former SDSU Dean Tom Scott dies at 72," 20 May 2017 Bach-y-Rita began his medical career in visual rehabilitation, gaining a reputation as a specialist in the neurophysiology of eye muscles. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "Seeing with Your Tongue," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of neurophysiology

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Neurophysiology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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

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