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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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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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