neurotrophy


neurotrophy
Nutrition and metabolism of tissues under nervous influence. [neuro- + G. trophe, nourishment]

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neu·rot·ro·phy (n-rotґrə-fe) [neuro- + -trophy] 1. the nutrition and maintenance of tissues as regulated by nervous influence. 2. the nutrition and maintenance of nervous tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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