neurosteroid etymology

English word neurosteroid comes from English neuro-, English steroid

Detailed word origin of neurosteroid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neuro- English (eng) Forming compound words relating to nerves, nerve tissue, or the nervous system.
steroid English (eng) (biochemistry) A class of organic compounds having a structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings; they are lipids, and occur naturally as sterols, bile acids, adrenal and sex hormones, and some vitamins; many drugs are synthetic steroids.. (bodybuilding) Any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth.. (sports, US) Any chemical compound used to enhance athletic performance.
neurosteroid English (eng) (steroid, neuroscience) A neuroactive steroid.

Words with the same origin as neurosteroid

Descendants of neuro-
neurobiology neurobrucellosis neurochemical neurofibromatosis neurogenic neurohypnology neuroinformation neurologist neuroma neuroscience neuroscientist neurosecretion neurosemantics neurosis neurosurgeon neurosurgery neurosurgical neurotheological neurotic neurotoxicology neurotoxin neurotransmitter neurovascular neuroweapon