Adjective "neurotrophic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk//ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the growth of nervous tissue.
  1. 'These new treatments include nerve growth factors, neurotrophic and neuroprotective agents, N methyl - D aspartate receptor agonists, b amyloid breakers, antibody treatments and even a vaccine against AD.'
  2. 'The most commonly used neurite-promoting factors include collagen, laminin and fibronectin and the most extensively studied neurotrophic factor is nerve growth factor.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to the effect of nerves on the nutritive processes.

2. neurotropic.

More examples(as adjective)

"factors can be neurotrophic."