neuroprotective

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adjective neu·ro·pro·tec·tive \ ˌnu̇r-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuroprotective

:serving to protect neurons from injury or degeneration
  • neuroprotective drugs

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First Known Use of neuroprotective

1919


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neuroprotective

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adjective neu·ro·pro·tec·tive \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv \

medical Definition of neuroprotective

:serving to protect nerve cells from injury or degeneration
  • Neuroprotective strategies involve interfering with the ischemic cascade, thereby prolonging and substantially reducing stroke size.
  • —Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D. et al., Scientific American Medical BulletinJune 2000
  • Laboratory and clinical studies with selegiline are promising, but have not yet firmly established that selegiline, or any other drug, is neuroprotective.
  • —Warren OlanowThe Journal of the American Medical Association6 Mar. 1996

neuroprotection

play \-ˈtek-shən\ noun
    • Neuroprotection is another approach that has become important in glaucoma research. It is the use of drugs to protect optic nerve cells from taking in too much calcium, thus strengthening them against growing intraocular pressure.
    • —Aimee PhanUSA Today17 Aug. 1999

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