neurotropic

neurotropic
neurotropic [noor΄ō träp′ik, nyoor΄ō träp′ik]
adj.
[ NEURO- + -TROPIC]
having an affinity for nervous tissue, as certain viruses and poisons

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  • 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 — Having an affinity for the nervous system. SYN: neurophilic. * * * 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 virus — A neurotropic virus is a virus which is capable of infecting nerve cells[1], or which does so preferentially. Such viruses thereby largely evade the usual immune response which acts only within the blood system. Contents 1 Terminology 2 Examples… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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