Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to affect, be attracted to, or attack nervous tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Influenced, by way of attraction or repulsion, by nervous tissue.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to neurotropism

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  • adjective (of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially

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Examples

  • Between 20 and 30 percent of women carry a variation of this gene, called "brain-derived neurotropic factor Met," which past research has shown is a risk factor for mood disorders.

    Is There a PMS Gene?

  • I have to admit that Shirley wasn't quite what I expected -- but then, based on his work I was expecting a seven-foot semen-crusted blood-spattered drugsucking maniac with a hook for a hand and a ring of cranial jacks circling a skull surgically expanded to fit a brain swollen by neurotropic abuse.

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  • I have to admit that Shirley wasn't quite what I expected -- but then, based on his work I was expecting a seven-foot semen-crusted blood-spattered drugsucking maniac with a hook for a hand and a ring of cranial jacks circling a skull surgically expanded to fit a brain swollen by neurotropic abuse.

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  • This neurotropic effect of NGF offers an explanation of how nerve fibres can find their way through the tangle of nerves in the brain.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1986 - Presentation Speech

  • Alternatively, in these cases NGF may subserve other functions which may somehow be linked with the poisonous action of snake venom, one can envisage the possibility that a highly specific neurotropic molecule such as NGF is utilized by reptiles as a carrier of other neurotoxins devoid of specific receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later

  • The first strong evidence for a NGF neurotropic effect was obtained from experiments of daily micro-injections of NGF into the floor of the fourth ventricle.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later

  • The lady's sting seemed to have delivered a neurotropic toxin.

    Trumps of Doom

  • These findings were taken as a definitive confirmation of the accepted concept of the virus as a strictly neurotropic agent, i.e. capable of multiplying in nerve cells exclusively.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1954 - Presentation Speech

  • The cultivation of the French neurotropic virus was readily achieved by Haagen and myself and later by Lloyd, Ricci, and myself by the use of chick embryo tissue.

    Max Theiler - Nobel Lecture

  • The first immunizations of humans using mouse-adapted neurotropic virus alone were reported by Sellard and Laigret (1932).

    Max Theiler - Nobel Lecture

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