neurochemical neurochemical

Definition(s):

  • (n) any organic substance that occurs in neural activity

Usage(s):

  1. When that happens, reason and function come undone, rarely as dramatically as in the neurochemical storm that is obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  2. Each of these types is expressive of a different neurochemical system: dopamine and norepinephrine; serotonin; testosterone; and estrogen.
  3. Addicts who try to recapture the high by smoking more crack only aggravate the neurochemical deficiency.

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  • "The more scientists look, the more they're able to tease romance apart into its individual strands - the visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, neurochemical processes that make it possible," writes Jeffrey Kluger in the Jan. 28 issue of Time.
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Jeffrey Kluger Source: Rocktown Weekly

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