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neuropharmacology Syllabification: neu·ro·phar·ma·col·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˌfärməˈkäləjē/

Definition of neuropharmacology in English:


The branch of pharmacology that deals with the action of drugs on the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • Master's and doctoral programs are offered in neuroscience disciplines such as neurogenetics, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, neuropharmacology, and experimental pathology.
  • Accomplishments of the Russian development program advanced most noticeably after World War II, thanks to their acquisition of German and Italian scientists and the emergence of a new field in pharmacology, neuropharmacology.
  • His professional interests include movement and inherited neurological disorders, with special interest in experimental therapeutics, neuropharmacology, public policy, and clinical trials.



Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjik/
Example sentences
  • Currently the neuropharmacologic literature is organized along traditional medical lines according to disorder.
  • The mechanism of action is very complex, but current investigations suggest that buspirone's main neuropharmacologic effects are mediated by the serotonin - 1A receptors.
  • Currently, if one is interested in examining two distinct neuropharmacologic measures with PET, one has to perform two separate PET studies typically spaced in time by about 2 hours.


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  • The neuropharmacological actions of clozapine are complex and include affinity for 5 - HT 2 receptors and for adrenergic receptors in vitro.
  • What really worries critics like Safire and Fukuyama is that Prozac and Ritalin may be the neuropharmacological equivalent of bearskins and stone axes compared to the new drugs that are coming.
  • He conducted neurophysiological and neuropharmacological research and instructed graduate and nursing students on human physiological systems.


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  • A neuropharmacologist at Yale University School of Medicine later concurred.
  • ‘In the past, most patients started with L-dopa because it was regarded as the most potent drug,’ says co-author Olivier Rascol, Ph.D., a neuropharmacologist at University Hospital in France.
  • And I read the paper, and I'm not a neuropharmacologist, I don't work on drugs at all, but it was so glaringly obvious that there was an incompatibility between the title and the death of the animals involved.

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