neurogenic

adjective

neu·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce neurogenic (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
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
neurogenically adverb

Examples of neurogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The overactivity, in turn, may be caused by bladder irritation or the dysfunction of nerves controlling the bladder (referred to as neurogenic bladder). James Myhre & Dennis Sifris, Md, Verywell Health, 8 July 2024 Psychological stress can trigger local neurogenic inflammation and disrupt skin barrier function. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 10 Apr. 2024 Neurologic Conditions Some neurologic conditions may cause neurogenic bladder, which occurs if something interferes with signals from your brain that tell your bladder to squeeze. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 4 Jan. 2024 Primary Progressive Aphasia In general, aphasia is classified as a neurogenic language disorder that causes a loss of language — both the ability to produce language and the ability to understand it. Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 2 May 2023 That made his doctors think that in his case the cause was neurogenic — his nerves weren’t delivering their essential messages. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 30 Nov. 2022 But experts add that the idea that COVID may cause a neurogenic cough in some people is still speculation and not proven by rigorous science. Colleen De Bellefonds, SELF, 28 July 2022 The goal is to move the nerves back and forth relative to potential sites of irritation in the foot and ankle that can lead to neurogenic plantar fasciitis. Jordan Duncan, Outside Online, 12 May 2021 The National Association for Continence refers to this symptom as neurogenic bladder. Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 8 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

neuro- + -genic

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of neurogenic was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Neurogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurogenic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

neurogenic

adjective
neu·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce neurogenic (audio)
variants also neurogenous
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 sense 2
neurogenically adverb
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