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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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As presented in Tables 1(d) and 1(e), [CD.sup.133.+]/[CD.sup.34.+] BMMNCs secrete neurophilic and bone morphogenetic bioactive proteins.
An extensive serological testing for neurophilic viruses, systemic vasculitis markers and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) IgG were negative.
Instead, philosophers moved toward asking what kind of materialism is best for the purposes of psychological theory construction -- behavioristic eliminative materialism (Ryle, Skinner), neurophilic eliminative materialism (Rorty, the Churchlands), identity theory with its many sub-divisions (Smart, Davidson, Searle), or functionalism (Putnam, Fodor).