Neurophysiology (from Greek νεῦρον, neuron, "nerve"; φύσις, physis, "nature, origin"; and -λογία, -logia) is a part of physiology. Neurophysiology is the study of nervous system function. The primary tools of basic neurophysiological research include electrophysiological recordings such as patch clamp and calcium imaging, as well as some of the common tools of molecular biology.

Neurophysiology is connected with electrophysiology, neurobiology, psychology, neurology, clinical neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cognitive science, biophysics, mathematical biology, and other brain sciences.[1]

See also


  1. ^ [1] "The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer" By Andrew S. Blum, Seward B. Rutkove, Humana Press, 2007, ISBN 089603996X, 9780896039964

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  • neurophysiology — [noor΄ōfiz΄ē äl′ə jē] n. the physiology of the nervous system neurophysiological [noor΄fiz΄ə läj′i kəl, nyoor΄fiz΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. neurophysiologic neurophysiologically adv. neurophysiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • neurophysiology — noun Date: 1868 physiology of the nervous system • neurophysiological also neurophysiologic adjective • neurophysiologically adverb • neurophysiologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neurophysiology — neurophysiological /noor oh fiz ee euh loj i keuhl, nyoor /, neurophysiologic, adj. neurophysiologicaly, adv. neurophysiologist, n. /noor oh fiz ee ol euh jee, nyoor /, n. the branch of physiology dealing with the functions of the nervous system …   Universalium

  • neurophysiology — noun The branch of physiology that deals with the nervous system …   Wiktionary

  • neurophysiology — Physiology of the nervous system. * * * neu·ro·phys·i·ol·o·gy .n(y)u̇r ō .fiz ē äl ə jē n, pl gies physiology of the nervous system neu·ro·phys·i·o·log·i·cal ē ə läj i kəl also neu·ro·phys·i·o·log·ic ik adj n …   Medical dictionary

  • Neurophysiology —    See Brain Chemistry; Neuropsychological Model; Neurotheology …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • neurophysiology — n. branch of physiology that studies the the nervous system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurophysiology — noun the physiology of the nervous system. Derivatives neurophysiological adjective neurophysiologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurophysiology — neu·ro·physiology …   English syllables

  • neurophysiology — n. the study of the complex chemical and physical changes that are associated with the activity of the nervous system …   The new mediacal dictionary

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