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 (no͝or′ō-kĕm′ĭ-strē, nyo͝or′-)
The study of the chemical composition and processes of the nervous system and the effects of chemicals on it.

neu′ro·chem′i·cal (-kəl) adj.
neu′ro·chem′ist n.


(Chemistry) chem the study of the chemistry of the nervous system


(ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ə stri, ˌnyʊər-)

the study of the chemistry of the nervous system.
neu′ro•chem`ist, n.
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He has published research in the peer-reviewed journals Surgical Neurology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Oncogene and American Journal of Pathology.
Contract notice:Regular audits of the electrical installations of the Alsace Delegation of the CNRS at the Cronenbourg Campus in Strasbourg, the Esplanade Campus in Strasbourg (Center for Neurochemistry, the IBMC, the IBMP) and the IS2M in Mulhouse
However, during the second part of the experiment, mice that were given high-caffeinated drinks mixed with alcohol not only behaved in the same manner as mice who had been given cocaine but they had increased levels of the protein FosB, which scientists say is responsible for long-term changes in the neurochemistry of the brain.
Chapters focus on empathy-oriented approaches to behaviors and feelings and discuss how to change the basic neurochemistry of the brain to allow a more natural thought process leading to better perception and thinking patterns.
This edition reflects changes to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5) and ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision), as well as new research in neurochemistry, pscyhopharmacology, and genetics.
Nicotine and alcohol, two addictive substances, were the subject of a recent study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry that sheds the light on why drinking could lead to smoking.
Fisher is a leading expert on the biology of human personality and a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of leadership and innovation.
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Topics cover include: Various forms of cortical dysfunctions, such as seizures, disconnection syndrome, coma, and dementia; The role of prefrontal cortex in behavior and attention, introducing the topic of autism; Up-to-date information on the auditory, vestibular, gustatory, and limbic systems; The neurochemistry of the limbic system, memory and associated disorders, and the structural and neuronal circuitry of the hippocampal gyrus; Structural organization and associated pathways of the extrapyramidal system, demonstrating the neurochemical basis of movement disorders, and more.
Return to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection Between Neurochemistry and Consciousness explores how the human brain increased at a rapid rate over a period of a million years--then, 200,000 years ago, suddenly stopped.
Entries cover a variety of concepts and perspectives, including memory encoding, storage, and retrieval, types and models of memory, memory errors, relevant neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, pathologies involving memory, performance-based assessment instruments, technological assessments of brain function, and noteworthy researchers.
Theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy conducted this investigation while a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with neuroscience researcher Jerrold Meyer, an expert in the neurochemistry of human psychiatric disorders, and computer scientist Andrew Barto, an expert in mathematical theory of learning and planning.