neuroethics


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neuroethics

(no͝or′ō-ĕth′ĭks, nyo͝or′-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of bioethics that deals with the ethical implications of prescribing psychotropic drugs, such as antidepressants or amphetamines, that alter thought, mood, or behavior, and of techniques that image the brain to reveal information about motive or intent.

neu′ro·eth′i·cal adj.
neu′ro·eth′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.

neuroethics

The ethical discipline that has arisen as a result of the extraordinary advances of recent years in the neurosciences, their clinical applications and their social and philosophical implications.