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."
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