Definition of neurochemistry in English:

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[mass noun]
The branch of biochemistry concerned with the processes occurring in nerve tissue and the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • There are a plethora of textbooks on neuroanatomy, neuroscience, neurochemistry, physiological psychology, neurology, and psychopharmacology.
  • This finding indicates that early initiation of neuroprotective therapy could alter neurochemistry and improve outcomes in patients with acute stroke.
  • Master's and doctoral programs are offered in neuroscience disciplines such as neurogenetics, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, neuropharmacology, and experimental pathology.



Example sentences
  • The research team, headed by neurochemist Dr Peter Nunn, will examine whether aspartame could be linked to primary brain tumours as Olney and others have been suggesting.
  • How is it reasonable to describe a neurochemist or behavioural psychologist's work as any more mechanistic than that?
  • That's because the play is about a neurochemist named Roland Welby who is doing research on a fictional drug called Zeropinealphrine which, it seems, could radically accelerate human evolution.


adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • After immediate neurochemical analysis, vials were stored at - 20°C for post hoc proteome analysis.
  • The diagnosis of FTD is often difficult and would be greatly enhanced by the use of disease specific neurochemical markers.
  • Neuronal systems can now be characterized both by their topography and by their neurochemical content, particularly amino acids, amines, peptides, and steroid receptors.
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