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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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She discusses the beginnings of human judgment in infants and children; the brain chemistry, psychological theories, and economics of praise; blame, shame, exclusion, and empathy; family judgments and systems; praise and blame between friends, within couples, and in the workplace; the role of social media in judgment; and judgment throughout the lifespan.
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Although the cause of the disparity between men and women is not known, the researchers suggest that it may have to do with hormonal fluctuations and differences in brain chemistry between the two sexes.
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Professor Emil Coccaro, from the University of Chicago, said: "Our work suggests that latent infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite may change brain chemistry in a fashion that increases the risk of aggressive behaviour.
Recent evidence in animal models suggests that gut microbiota can influence brain chemistry, which can affect behaviour.
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