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Having an affinity for the nervous system.
Synonym(s): neurophilic


(no͝or′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, nyo͝or′-)
Tending to affect, be attracted to, or attack nervous tissue: a neurotropic venom.

neu·rot′ro·pism (no͝o-rŏt′rə-pĭz′əm, nyo͝o-) n.


Having an affinity for the nervous system.


Being attracted to, or having an affinity for, nerve tissue. Various toxic substances and some viruses are neurotropic.


pertaining to or emanating from neurotrophy, e.g. neurotropic osteopathy.
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Regarding neurotropic effects, in addition to that of acetylcholine (neurotropic effect; as was performed in this study), histamine (antiallergic effect) and possibly serotonin as neurotransmitter should be included.
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Researchers in Australia blood-tested 443 children with cerebral palsy and 883 other babies shortly after birth to check for the presence of neurotropic viruses.
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Studies of the neurotropic desmoplastic variant of melanoma have correlated the overexpression of the 75-kD neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR), a cell-surface molecule, and its ligand, nerve growth factor, with the propensity for perineural invasion.
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