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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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This releases the neurochemical dopamine into your brain, putting you in a happier, more relaxed state.
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The study revealed that the act of laughter-or simply enjoying some humor-increases the release of endorphins and dopamine in the brain, which provides a sense of pleasure and reward and the positive and beneficial neurochemical changes, in turn, make the immune system function better.
Walsh appreciated Hoffer's work demonstrating neurochemical abnormalities in "adrenochrome," an older term for a dopamine and norepinephrine metabolite.
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