BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT

n. a metabolic defect which contibutes to the onset of a neurological or psychiatric condition. This defect may either be inherited or congenital. In line with chemistry, it may be a matter of how a protein is produced or how a neurotransmitter is released.

BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT: "Usually, a biochemical defect traces back to a dysfunction related to proteins, hormones, enzymes, and neurotransmitters."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biochemical-defect/ (accessed April 1, 2020).
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