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neuropharmacology

[¦nu̇r·ō‚fär·mə′käl·ə·jē]
(medicine)
The science dealing with the action of drugs on the nervous system.
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neurotechnology

The examination of the human brain in order to determine how the nervous system operates. Neurotechnology employs MRI, CAT scan, EEG and other scanning technologies. "Neuropharmacology" uses neurotechnology to study the effects of how drugs, nutrients and food change the brain's behavior. See neuroinformatics and ANN.
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Leaf extracts from AG[16] and Albizia gummifera [17] were investigated for their neuropharmacological and antimicrobial effects, respectively.
The species has been explored for various biological life supporting properties like, antibiotic, antifertility, wound healing [11], immunomodulatory [12], anthelmintic [13], antinociceptive, antitumor [14], antipyretic, larvicidal, insecticidal, pesticidal [15], antiulcer, antiarthritic, antidiarrheal [16], antidiabetic [8], neuropharmacological, antioxidant, and anticancer activities [17].
The major components with neuropharmacological properties are gastrodin, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4-HBA, vanillin, and vanillyl alcohol [8].
Planarians also possess several neurotransmitter-receptor systems and are widely used as an animal model in neuropharmacological studies [25].
It is possible to be understood through the neuropharmacological action of these drugs that the disorders' symptoms are attenuated by a serotoninergic activation, promoted also by ayahuasca.