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(of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially.
- ‘JC virus, a human neurotropic polyomavirus, is the etiologic infectious agent of this disease.’
- ‘Since then, other groups have applied this method to study CNS pathways, and various neurotropic viruses have been used, including pseudorabies virus.’
- ‘The likely explanation is thought to be a local, highly neurotropic, measles virus.’
- ‘C. bantiana has been reported as a neurotropic agent causing cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in the form of brain abscesses.’
- ‘Initial serological tests pointed to St Louis encephalitis virus (the American sister of the neurotropic flaviviruses, which caused encephalitis epidemics in America in the 1930s, but is not normally found this far north).’
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