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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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Noun1.neurotropism - an affinity for neural tissues
tropism - an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source


, neurotropism
n. neurotropía, neurotropismo, atracción de organismos patógenos y elementos nocivos, venenos y sustancias nutritivas hacia los centros nerviosos.
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Neurologic symptoms have been reported in up to 5% of patients with an HEV infection, indicating that HEV could have a specific neurotropism (5); most patients in this preliminary study were immunosuppressed.
The characteristics of both cutaneous and mucosal desmoplastic melanoma are a predilection for the head and neck, the presence of neurotropism, a high likelihood of recurrence, and fewer metastases than are associated with common melanomas.
It is also important to recognize that spindle and desmoplastic melanomas have higher propensity for neurotropism, thus resulting in high local recurrence.
Herpes defeats mucous membranes because of it's neurotropism and destructive actions to the central nervous system, that is why herpes can cause encephalitis, meningitis, ceratitis or conjunctivitis.
The infection of the central nervous system supports the view that the neurotropism of H5N1 HPAIV leads to nervous disturbances with loss of orientation.
7) H5N1 isolates have shown differences in neurotropism, and tamiflu and relenza may have difficulty crossing the blood-brain barrier.
It has been postulated that, since HCV belongs to a family of Flaviviridae, which is characterized by neurotropism, it has the ability to invade the nervous system.
Because of the neurotropism of Lyme disease, speculative websites and articles and even peer-reviewed journals have purported causal associations between Lyme disease and several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson disease (6-11).