neurotrophic
Involved in the nutrition (or maintenance) of neural tissue. Classic example is nerve growth factor.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • neurotrophic — /noor euh trof ik, troh fik, nyoor /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the effect of nerves on the nutritive processes. 2. neurotropic. [1895 1900; NEURO + TROPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • neurotrophic — adjective Of, or relating to neurotrophy …   Wiktionary

  • neurotrophic — Relating to neurotrophy. * * * neu·ro·troph·ic .n(y)u̇r ə träf ik, trōf adj 1) relating to or dependent on the influence of nerves on the nutrition of tissue 2) NEUROTROPIC * * * adj. relating to the growth and nutrition of neural tissue in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • neurotrophic — adj. related to nerve tissue, neurotropic; of the influence of the nervous system on nutrition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurotrophic — [ˌnjʊərə(ʊ) trəʊfɪk, trɒfɪk] adjective Physiology relating to the growth of nervous tissue …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurotrophic — neu·ro·troph·ic …   English syllables

  • neurotrophic — adj. relating to the growth and nutrition of neural tissue in the body …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neurotrophic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at neuro +|träfik, rōf adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary neur + trophic 1. : relating to or dependent on the influence of nerves on the nutrition of tissue 2. [probably by alteration] : neurotropic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neurotrophic factors — are a family of proteins that are responsible for the growth and survival of developing neurons and the maintenance of mature neurons. Recent research has proven that neurotrophic factors promote the initial growth and development of neurons in… …   Wikipedia

  • neurotrophic factor — n any of a group of neuropeptides (as nerve growth factor) that regulate the growth, differentiation, and survival of certain neurons in the peripheral and central nervous systems …   Medical dictionary

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