neu·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce neurogenic (audio) , 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

Other Words from neurogenic

neurogenically \ ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurogenic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adverb

Examples of neurogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Association for Continence refers to this symptom as neurogenic bladder. Sarah Bradley,, 8 Oct. 2021 Strasburg, who is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA in five starts this year, was diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and will be operated on by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas on Wednesday. Creg Stephenson |, al, 29 July 2021 RHP Stephen Strasburg had surgery on Wednesday to address neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Kevin Cooney, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 Pearl was an author on a 2016 study that looked at the performance of major-league pitchers before and after surgery for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2021 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, 4 June 2018 Somewhere within these neurogenic wildlands lies the mechanism through which this disease springs its nasty tricks. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 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, 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, 7 Aug. 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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neu·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce neurogenic (audio) \
variants: also neurogenous \ n(y)u̇-​ˈräj-​ə-​nəs How to pronounce neurogenic (audio) \

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

Other Words from neurogenic

neurogenically \ -​ˈjen-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurogenic (audio) \ adverb


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