neu·​ro·​psy·​chi·​a·​try | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-sə-ˈkī-ə-trē How to pronounce neuropsychiatry (audio) , -sī-, ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuropsychiatry

: a branch of medicine concerned with both neurology and psychiatry

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neuropsychiatric \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌsī-​kē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce neuropsychiatric (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuropsychiatrically \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌsī-​kē-​ˈa-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuropsychiatrically (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb
neuropsychiatrist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​sə-​ˈkī-​ə-​trist How to pronounce neuropsychiatrist (audio) , -​sī-​ , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

Examples of neuropsychiatry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the study has further value; these complex activities may be more useful tests in rat models of neuropsychiatry than those in current use. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Rats love driving tiny cars, even when they don’t get treats," 1 Nov. 2019 In a 2017 editorial in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Alan Carson, a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, points to a 2012 study of 3,439 former N.F.L. players. Kim Tingley, New York Times, "Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently?," 26 June 2019 The deal, which is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of this year, would be Biogen’s first program in th field of neuropsychiatry., "Biogen pays Pfizer $75 million for schizophrenia treatment," 13 Mar. 2018 After earning his medical degree from India’s Karnataka University, Ahmed completed his residency at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with a focus on neuropsychiatry. Kevin Acee,, "Local center seeks advances in brain health the right way," 15 Jan. 2018 Janice Stevens, staff psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatry branch of the National Institute of Mental Health, told The Post. William Grimes, New York Times, "Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead," 16 Aug. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Neuropsychiatry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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neu·​ro·​psy·​chi·​a·​try | \ -sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, -sī- How to pronounce neuropsychiatry (audio) \
plural neuropsychiatries

Medical Definition of neuropsychiatry

: a branch of medicine concerned with both neurology and psychiatry

Other Words from neuropsychiatry

neuropsychiatric \ -​ˌsī-​kē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce neuropsychiatric (audio) \ adjective
neuropsychiatrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuropsychiatrically (audio) \ adverb

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