neurotropic


neurotropic
Having an affinity for the nervous system. SYN: neurophilic.

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neu·ro·trop·ic .n(y)u̇r-ə-'träp-ik adj having an affinity for or localizing selectively in nerve tissue <\neurotropic stains> <\neurotropic viruses> compare DERMOTROPIC, PANTROPIC

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adj.
growing towards or having an affinity for neural tissue. The term may be applied to viruses, chemicals, or toxins.

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neu·ro·tro·pic (noor″o-troґpik) having a selective affinity for nervous tissue, or exerting its principal effect on the nervous system.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • neurotropic — [noor΄ō träp′ik, nyoor΄ō träp′ik] adj. [ NEURO + TROPIC] having an affinity for nervous tissue, as certain viruses and poisons …   English World dictionary

  • neurotropic — /noor euh trop ik, troh pik, nyoor /, adj. Med. having an affinity for nerve cells or tissue: a neurotropic virus; a neurotropic drug. [1900 05; NEURO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • neurotropic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 having an affinity for or localizing selectively in nerve tissue < the neurotropic rabies virus > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neurotropic — Having an affinity for, or growing towards, neural tissue. Rabies virus, which localizes in neurons, is referred to as neurotropic; can also be used to refer to chemicals …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neurotropic — neu•ro•trop•ic [[t]ˌnʊər əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌnyʊər [/t]] adj. med having an affinity for nerve cells or tissue: a neurotropic virus[/ex] • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • neurotropic — adj. [Gr. neuron, nerve; tropos, turn] Having an affinity for nervous tissue …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • neurotropic — adjective Of or pertaining to neurotropism …   Wiktionary

  • neurotropic — adj. having an affinity for nervous tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurotropic — [ˌnjʊərə(ʊ) trəʊpɪk, trɒpɪk] adjective Medicine tending to attack or affect the nervous system. Derivatives neurotropism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurotropic — neu·ro·trop·ic …   English syllables


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