Neurogenic


Neurogenic
Starting with or having to do with the nerves or the nervous system.

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neu·ro·gen·ic .n(y)u̇r-ə-'jen-ik also neu·rog·e·nous n(y)u̇-'räj-ə-nəs adj
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

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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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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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

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