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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.


(ˌnjʊərəʊˈkɛmɪkəl) biochem
(Biochemistry) a neuroactive substance
(Biochemistry) of or pertaining to neurochemistry


(ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-)

1. of or pertaining to neurochemistry.
2. a substance that affects the nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Initial interpretation of the findings in the present study suggests that an alteration of neurochemical balance in the airways is related to SHR, resulting in cough and other airway symptoms.
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We also initiated neurochemical studies to identify mechanisms underlying theses behaviors.
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In France psychoanalytic interpretations continue to dominate, In the United States, by contrast, Tourette syndrome is now regarded as an organic disorder whose origins may be found in genetic, neurochemical, or even immune malfunctions.
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In response to stressors, a series of behavioral, neurochemical, and immunological changes occur that ought to serve in an adaptive capacity.
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Dewar's chapter summarizes recent neurochemical findings showing that there are a multitude of neurotransmitter and receptor abnormalities.
Narcolepsy, an often inherited disorder that appears due to neurochemical imbalances in the brain, was first described over 100 years ago and had been thought rare.
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