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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.


(Pathology) pathol having an affinity for nervous tissue, tending to attack the nervous system preferentially


(ˌnʊər əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌnyʊər-)

having an affinity for nerve cells or tissue: a neurotropic virus.
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Adj.1.neurotropic - (of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Elevated levels of these adducts in cord blood were associated with shorter telomeres-the first time this relationship has been tested-as well as with lower levels of brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), a protein involved in neuronal grown.
On the basis of the increasing evidence of the pathogenic role of neurotropic astroviruses among humans and farm animals (5,6,14,17,30) we investigated the presence of astrovirus using panastrovirus PCR primers (online Technical Appendix Table 1) (31).
VEGF is known to be an angiogenic and neurotropic factor, therefore long-term suppression of neurotropic cytokines could theoretically explain additional RNFL thickness decrease in patients receiving anti-VEGF agents (22,23).
The prodrome of fever and respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, combined with clinical outcomes consistent with reported cases of neurologic disease from enterovirus and other neurotropic virus infection, suggest that the etiology of these AFM cases is infectious (4,9).
27,2016 in the online edition of Nutrition and Healthy Aging suggests that among other effects, these nutrients may increase levels of brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), a brain chemical that promotes the growth of new brain cells.
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These include neurotropic drugs created in pharmaceutical labs, bio-regulators--defined as substances that affect biological processes, such as opioids and other peptides--and neuromodulatory technologies such as transcranial or deep brain stimulating devices.
It could be evidence of neurotropic aspects of the Ebola virus.
Serious side effects including cases of vaccine-associated neurotropic and viscerotropic disease.
Neuropsychiatric manifestations are very common in dengue fever as it is primarily a neurotropic virus.
The most recent reports have confirmed that Zika virus is highly neurotropic, infects the placenta, is hematogenously transmitted to the developing fetus via a transplacental mechanism, and is potentially teratogenic, producing fetal malformations collectively termed the congenital Zika syndrome (CZS).

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