neurogenic

adjective
neu·ro·gen·ic | \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈje-nik , ˌnyu̇r- \

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

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Other words from neurogenic

neurogenically \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē, ˌnyu̇r- \ adverb

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The suit says he was seen at the VA's urology clinic for neurogenic bladder, a common complication of multiple sclerosis that causes the bladder to become overactive or underactive. Andy Marso, kansascity, "VA inflated catheter in Missouri man's penis, causing bleeding then death, suit says," 4 June 2018 Somewhere within these neurogenic wildlands lies the mechanism through which this disease springs its nasty tricks. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Inward Empire," 27 June 2018 In July, Karns had the piece surgically removed to address thoracic outlet syndrome, a neurogenic condition caused by the compression of nerves near the neck and shoulder. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Padres 5, Royals 4: Nathan Karns returns to mound for first time since May | The Kansas City Star," 6 Mar. 2018 On July 19, a surgeon in Dallas removed a small piece of rib from near Karns’ right shoulder as part of a procedure to address thoracic outlet syndrome, a neurogenic condition caused by the compression of nerves near the neck and shoulder. Rustin Dodd, kansascity, "Doctor gives Royals pitcher Nathan Karns a surgery souvenir: A piece of his rib," 7 Aug. 2017 On Wednesday, exactly two months later, Karns will undergo surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome, a neurogenic condition caused by the compression of nerves near the neck and shoulder. Rustin Dodd, kansascity, "Royals’ Nathan Karns to undergo season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome," 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of neurogenic

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for neurogenic

neuro- + -genic

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neurogenic

adjective
neu·ro·gen·ic | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈjen-ik \
variants: also neurogenous \n(y)u̇-ˈräj-ə-nəs \

Medical Definition of neurogenic 

1a : 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

2a : 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 sense 2

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neurogenically \-ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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