- Starting with or having to do with the nerves or the nervous system.
* * *1 a) originating in nervous tissue <a \neurogenic tumor>b) induced, controlled, or modified by nervous factors <\neurogenic intestinal lesions> <a \neurogenic suckling reflex> esp disordered because of abnormally altered neural relations <the \neurogenic kidney>2 a) constituting the neural component of a bodily process <\neurogenic factors in disease>b) taking place or viewed as taking place in ordered rhythmic fashion under the control of a network of nerve cells scattered in the cardiac muscle <a \neurogenic heartbeat> compare MYOGENIC (2)neu·ro·gen·i·cal·ly -'jen-i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *neu·ro·gen·ic (noor″o-jenґik) [neuro- + -genic] 1. forming nervous tissue. 2. originating in the nervous system or from a lesion in the nervous system.
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neurogenic — [noor΄ōjen′ik, nyoor΄jen′ik] adj. 1. originating in nervous tissue 2. stimulated or induced by nervous factors 3. controlled by nerve impulses neurogenically adv … English World dictionary
neurogenic — adjective Date: 1901 1. forming, originating in, or controlled by nervous tissue < neurogenic heartbeat > 2. induced or modified by nervous factors; especially disordered because of abnormally altered neural relations • neurogenically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
neurogenic — adj. [Gr. neuron, nerve; gennaein, to produce] 1. Forming nervous tissue. 2. Stimulating nervous energy for certain muscular or glandular reactions; see myogenic … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
neurogenic — /noor euh jen ik, nyoor /, adj. Med. originating in a nerve or nerve tissue. Also, neurogenous /noo roj euh neuhs, nyoo /. [1900 05; NEURO + GENIC] * * * … Universalium
neurogenic — adjective Originating in, or caused by, the nervous system … Wiktionary
neurogenic — adj. originating in a nerve (Medicine) … English contemporary dictionary
neurogenic — [ˌnjʊərə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪk] adjective Physiology caused by or arising in the nervous system … English new terms dictionary
neurogenic — neu·ro·gen·ic … English syllables
neurogenic — adj. 1) caused by disease or dysfunction of the nervous system. 2) arising in nervous tissue. 3) caused by nerve stimulation … The new mediacal dictionary
neurogenic — neu•ro•gen•ic [[t]ˌnʊər əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌnyʊər [/t]] also neu•rog•e•nous [[t]nʊˈrɒdʒ ə nəs, nyʊ [/t]] adj. 1) med originating in a nerve or nerve tissue 2) med caused by disease or abnormality of the nervous system • Etymology: 1900–05 … From formal English to slang