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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.
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(ˌnjʊərəʊˈkɛmɪkəl) biochem
(Biochemistry) a neuroactive substance
(Biochemistry) of or pertaining to neurochemistry
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(ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-)

1. of or pertaining to neurochemistry.
2. a substance that affects the nervous system.
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Noun1.neurochemical - any organic substance that occurs in neural activity
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
neurotransmitter - a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties
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And by accessing the nerves that regulate production of those neuromolecules we believe that it's possible to boost learning or to accelerate the rate at which your brain takes on or acquires those new skills."