neurotropism


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neurotropism

 [noo͡-rot´ro-pizm]
1. the quality of having a special affinity for nervous tissue.
2. the alleged tendency of regenerating nerve fibers to grow toward specific portions of the periphery. adj., adj neurotrop´ic.

neu·rot·ro·py

, neurotropism (nū-rot'rŏ-pē, -pizm), Do not confuse this word with neurotrophy.
1. Affinity of basic dyes for nervous tissue.
2. The attraction of certain pathogenic microorganisms, poisons, and nutritive substances toward the nerve centers.
[neuro- + G. tropē, a turning]

neurotropism

/neu·rot·ro·pism/ (ndbobr-rot´ro-pizm)
1. the quality of having a special affinity for nervous tissue.
2. the alleged tendency of regenerating nerve fibers to grow toward specific portions of the periphery.neurotro´pic

neurotropism

[noo͡rot′rəpiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve, trepein, to turn
1 the tendency for certain microorganisms, poisons, and nutrients to be attracted to nervous tissue.
2 the tendency of basic dyes to be attracted to nervous tissue.

neu·rot·ro·py

, neurotropism (nū-rot'rŏ-pē, -pizm)
1. Affinity of basic dyes for nervous tissue.
2. The attraction of certain pathogenic microorganisms, poisons, and nutritive substances toward the nerve centers.
[neuro- + G. tropē, a turning]

neurotropism

1. the quality of having a special affinity for nervous tissue.
2. the alleged tendency of regenerating nerve fibers to grow toward specific portions of the periphery.
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