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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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The high incidence is due to the fact that HIV is highly neurotropic and that CNS infection occurs very early, and also to the systemic immunodeficiency itself [5-8].
A neurotropic herpesvirus infecting the gastropod, abalone, shares ancestry with oyster herpesvirus and a herpesvirus associated with the amphioxus genome.
Neurotropic factors are required for nerve regeneration.
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The name neurotropic is used for these mushrooms, instead of the common name hallucinogenic, because it is more appropriate, as it was previously discussed by the author (Guzman, 2009).
2) It is neurotropic and very contagious, and is spread mostly by virusfilled respiratory droplets and, to a lesser degree, from skin lesions.
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