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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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(Chemistry) chem the study of the chemistry of the nervous system
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(ˌnʊər oʊˈkɛm ə stri, ˌnyʊər-)

the study of the chemistry of the nervous system.
neu′ro•chem`ist, n.
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Lately neurochemists have begun to make considerable progress in learning how nicotine affects some of those receptors, and in understanding how molecules similar to nicotine might be able to achieve its positive properties without its ill side effects.