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neurobiology

 [noor″o-bi-ol´o-je]
biology of the nervous system.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

neu·ro·bi·ol·o·gy

(nū'rō-bī-ol'ŏjē),
The biology of the nervous system.
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neurobiology

(no͝or′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē, nyo͝or′-)
n.
The biological study of the nervous system.

neu′ro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
neu′ro·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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neurobiology

The formal study of the physiology and physiopathology of the nervous system.
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