Definition of neuroprotective in English:


Pronunciation /ˌn(y)o͝orōprəˈtektiv/ /ˌn(j)ʊroʊprəˈtɛktɪv/


  • Serving to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function.

    ‘the apparent neuroprotective effects of caffeine in Parkinson's disease’
    • ‘Several clinical studies have confirmed the neuroprotective effects of this compound.’
    • ‘While population-based studies and animal research have suggested that antioxidants may be neuroprotective, clinical trials to test that notion are currently in progress.’
    • ‘Fatty fish are full of neuroprotective omega-3 fatty acids.’
    • ‘Neither clinical trials nor the few available studies are predictive of long-term neuroprotective results with healthy adults.’
    • ‘Studies in animals suggest that cranberries are particularly neuroprotective, good at protecting against chronic age-related afflictions like loss of coordination and memory.’