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Having an affinity for the nervous system.
Synonym(s): neurophilic
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(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.
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Having an affinity for the nervous system.
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Being attracted to, or having an affinity for, nerve tissue. Various toxic substances and some viruses are neurotropic.
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