organotropism

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organotropism

 [or-gah-not´rŏ-pizm]
the special affinity of chemical compounds or pathogenic agents for particular tissues or organs of the body. adj., adj organotrop´ic.

or·ga·no·tro·pism

(ōr'gă-no'trō-pizm),
The special affinity of particular drugs, pathogens, or metastatic tumors for particular organs or their component parts. Compare: parasitotropism.
Synonym(s): organotropy
[organo- + G. tropē, a turning]

organotropism

/or·ga·not·ro·pism/ (or″gah-not´rah-pizm) the special affinity of chemical compounds or pathogenic agents for particular tissues or organs of the body.organotrop´ic

organotropism

(ôr′gə-nŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) also

organotropy

(-pē)
n.
The attraction of certain chemical compounds or microorganisms to specific tissues or organs of the body.

or′gan·o·tro′pic (ôr′gə-nō-trō′pĭk, ôr-găn′ō-) adj.

or·ga·no·tro·pism

(ōr'gă-nō-trō'pizm)
The special affinity of certain drugs, pathogens, or metastatic tumors for particular organs or their component parts.
Compare: parasitotropism
[organo- + G. tropē, a turning]

organotropism

the special affinity of chemical compounds or pathogenic agents for particular tissues or organs of the body.