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

neurogenically

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

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First Known Use of neurogenic

1901


Medical Dictionary

neurogenic

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

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

neurogenically

play \-ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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