Dictionary

neurogenic

neurogenic

adjective neu·ro·gen·ic \ˌnr-ə-ˈje-nik, ˌnyr-\

Definition of NEUROGENIC

1
:  forming, originating in, or controlled by nervous tissue <neurogenic heartbeat>
2
:  induced or modified by nervous factors; especially :  disordered because of abnormally altered neural relations
neu·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of NEUROGENIC

1901

neurogenic

adjective neu·ro·gen·ic \ˌn(y)r-ə-ˈjen-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEUROGENIC

1
a :  originating in nervous tissue <a neurogenic tumor> b :  induced, controlled, or modified by nervous factors <neurogenic intestinal lesions> <a neurogenic suckling reflex>; especially :  disordered because of abnormally altered neural relations <the neurogenic kidney>
2
a :  constituting the neural component of a bodily process <neurogenic factors in disease> b :  taking place or viewed as taking place in ordered rhythmic fashion under the control of a network of nerve cells scattered in the cardiac muscle <a neurogenic heartbeat>—compare myogenic 2
neu·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of NEUROGENIC

neu·ro·gen·ic also neu·rog·e·nous \n(y)-ˈräj-ə-nəs\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: neurogliaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: neuroformative systemAll Words Near: neurogenic
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears