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neurochemical

adjective Referring to neurochemistry.
 
noun A nonspecific term for a biomolecule (e.g., serotonin, dopamine or neural growth factor) that participates in neural activity.
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Hypothesizing that a neurochemical alteration takes place in patients with SHR, we measured NGF levels in nasal secretions before and after capsaicin inhalation provocations and related the levels to capsaicin cough sensitivity.
Conversely, treatments that attenuate the neurochemical alterations elicited by stressors limit such behavioral disturbances (Anisman et al.
We may now have a precise neurochemical explanation for why antidepressants make some people more resilient to negative experiences.
Both neurochemical and behavioral findings indicate that, when CPF exposure occurs during a developmental stage before sexual differentiation of the brain, there are no sex differences in the ultimate effects (Aldridge et al.
These data raise "the intriguing possibility of a commonality of neurochemical signaling in motivation for food and drug-seeking behavior," they wrote (J.
Like other important body systems, food consumption is regulated by multiple neurochemical systems, including the endocannabinoid system, representing what Mackie describes as a "balance of a very fine web of regulatory networks.
During REM sleep, memories are being reactivated, put in perspective and connected and integrated, but in a state where stress neurochemicals are beneficially suppressed," said Els van der Helm, a doctoral student in psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the study.
assembles 15 chapters that focus on the neurochemical basis of autism, a little-studied topic.
These may include the development of measures (physiological, behavioral, neurochemical, imaging) to evaluate the integration and function of progenitor cells in the developing, adult, and aging nervous system; and 7) assessment of the short and long-term local effects of the interactions between the immune system and glial reactions gendered in response to the infiltration of stem cells and their progeny in the host.
proposed models focus on the links between cognitive and emotional control, or the neurochemical connection between desire and concept development.
The study of neurological diseases and brain functions could become much more precise with the invention of an optical sensor that can closely monitor a specific chemical amidst the brain's complex neurochemical brew.