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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.
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(Pathology) pathol having an affinity for nervous tissue, tending to attack the nervous system preferentially
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(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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Central to mediating the benefits of exercise on learning and memory is a brain-derived neurotropic growth factor, a protein which plays an important role in the survival and growth of information-transmitting neurons in the brain.
Minister Jackie Doyle-Price replied: "A recognised, very rare risk of Stamaril vaccine is yellow fever vaccine-associated neurotropic disease.
The ICD-O classification includes further morphological codes, such as balloon cell M, regressing M, amelanotic M, M in junctional nevus, M in precancerous melanosis, desmoplastic M, neurotropic M, mucosal lentiginous M, M in giant pigmented nevus/congenital melanocytic nevus, mixed epithelioid and spindle cell M, epithelioid cell M, spindle cell M (not otherwise specified), spindle cell M (type A), spindle cell M (type B), and malignant blue nevus (3).
Studies have investigated changes in neurotropic factors levels in athletes or trained subjects after a maximal physical effort (12,29).
Approximately 80% of human infections are subclinical, although symptomatic cases can vary from influenza-like symptoms to neurotropic manifestations (1).
Rabies, a Lyssavirus infection of Rhabdoviridae family, is a potential neurotropic disorder affecting all mammals and humans.
The Zika virus is neurotropic, but the degree of harm to the fetus depends on the moment in the development of the fetus in which the woman is infected.
McDowell and his associates speculated that exercise training has both brain monoaminergic and neurotropic effects and might lower "inflammatory and oxidant markers.
Vitrakvi works for patients whose cancer tests positive for a type of mutation called a gene fusion in a gene called the neurotropic receptor tyrosine kinase, NTRK.
Rabies is a highly fatal infectious disease that may affect all species of warm-blooded animals, including humans; transmitted by the bite of infected animals including dogs, cats, skunks, wolves, foxes, raccoons and bats, and caused by a neurotropic species of Lyssavirus, a member of the family Rhabdoviridae, that has tropism for the central nervous system and the salivary glands; inhalation infection possible (aerosolized virus in bat caves, attics).
Some of the other conditions which need to be considered include Thyroid Ophthalmopathy, Neurotropic keratitis, Post viral keratitis & Allergic conjunctivitis.
[21] However, it lacks the B vitamins that are usually needed for memory improvement, which may be the reason for the negative neurotropic effect of moringa.

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