Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to neurochemistry, the study of the chemical basis of nerve and brain activity
  • noun A chemical substance that is involved in neural activity, such as a neurotransmitter

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  • noun any organic substance that occurs in neural activity

Etymologies

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neuro- +‎ chemical

Examples

  • David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has written a book, The End of Overeating, that accuses the food industry of manipulating the levels of sugar, salt, and fats in food in order to create a neurochemical addiction.

    Beating Obesity

  • For example, he cites research suggesting that people with high levels of the feel-good neurochemical dopamine "are more likely to find significance in coincidences and pick out meaning and patterns where there are none."

    A Trick Of the Mind

  • She points out that not only was the potent neurochemical released at the moment of peak emotional response - when you might feel the aforementioned chills, for example, or your hair standing on end - but the mere anticipation of that peak arousal was also enough to cause an increase in dopamine.

    Listening to music can prompt the brain to send positive signals throughout the body

  • David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has written a book, The End of Overeating, that accuses the food industry of manipulating the levels of sugar, salt, and fats in food in order to create a neurochemical addiction.

    Beating Obesity

  • She cites, as an example, how dopamine, the influential neurochemical that is significantly impacted by technology, reduces activity in the prefrontal cortex, the area most associated with so-called executive functioning including attention, self-control, abstract thinking, planning, decision making.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Is a Low-Resolution Life Worth Living?

  • Before the 1990s, there weren't effective prescription drugs, but more recently, many patients have found relief from triptans, a class of drugs that interfere with the neurochemical process of a migraine and stop the pain, Lipton says.

    Migraine therapy advances with drugs, clue to causes

  • If a neurochemical abnormality in "amnesiac" fruit flies affects their memories, then there's hope that the same neurochemical in humans could be targeted to affectively treat our own memory disorders.

    Gee Henry: Book Review: Marlene Zuk's 'Sex on Six Legs'

  • If a neurochemical abnormality in "amnesiac" fruit flies affects their memories, then there's hope that the same neurochemical in humans could be targeted to affectively treat our own memory disorders.

    Gee Henry: Book Review: Marlene Zuk's 'Sex on Six Legs'

  • David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has written a book, The End of Overeating, that accuses the food industry of manipulating the levels of sugar, salt, and fats in food in order to create a neurochemical addiction.

    Beating Obesity

  • David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has written a book, The End of Overeating, that accuses the food industry of manipulating the levels of sugar, salt, and fats in food in order to create a neurochemical addiction.

    Beating Obesity

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