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neuro- +‎ chemical


neurochemical (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to neurochemistry, the study of the chemical basis of nerve and brain activity
    A neurochemical study of the new drug was conducted.

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neurochemical (plural neurochemicals)

  1. A chemical substance that is involved in neural activity, such as a neurotransmitter
    • 2000, Shonkoff et al., From Neurons to Neighborhoods[1], →ISBN, page 191:
      For many years, this type of specificity gave rise to the hope that science would be able to link specific neurochemicals to specific behaviors, []

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