neurotropic virus


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neu·ro·tro·pic vi·rus

a virus that has an affinity for nervous tissue, for example, poliomyelitis virus, neurotropic virus variant of yellow fever, and the "fixed" virus of rabies.

neurotropic virus

A virus that reproduces in nerve tissue.
See also: virus
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Chest radiograph and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination, including neurotropic virus (cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus and John Cunningham virus) testing were unremarkable and routine haematological investigations were normal.
Herpes simplex was chosen as a vector because it is a naturally neurotropic virus, he said.
Herpes simplex virus Type 1, a neurotropic virus that travels inside axons, was found associated with large amounts of the amyloid precursor protein, the major substrate for senile plaques found in Alzheimer's disease.
Clinical and Molecular Aspects of Neurotropic Virus Infection, p.