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Neuropharmacology is the combination of neuroscience and pharmacology, as the name suggests. Although many think of neuroscience as “brain science,” it goes much deeper than that, involving the whole nervous system—a complex and highly functional part of the human body that is even today not completely understood by scientists in the field, though their knowledge of exactly how it works grows every day.

Neuropharmacology is in particular concerned with the ways in which pharmaceutical drugs taken into the body interact with the nervous system, including the brain. The application of the study of neuropharmacology is primarily in the treatment of diseases and injuries that affect the nervous system in some way. Neuropharmacology may also be applied to prevent adverse drug reactions (commonly known as ADRs)—the umbrella ...

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