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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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(Biochemistry) biochem a person who specializes in neurochemistry
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Austin, a neurochemist and genetic researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, surveyed family members of patients with psychiatric illness.
Nancy Ruth Clendenon, age 67, neurochemist, died 13 June 2001, at her home in Arapahoe, NC.
Neurochemist Dr Peter Nunn, who is heading the study, said: "Primary brain tumours are of interest to everybody because the cause of them is not known.