(||Neu*ras`the*ni"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. nerve + weakness.] (Med.) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.

(Neu*ra"tion) n. (Biol.) The arrangement or distribution of nerves, as in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect; nervation.

(Neu*rax"is) n. [Neuro- + axis.] (Anat.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.

(Neu`ren*ter"ic) a. [Neuro- + enteric.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the neuron and the enteron; as, the neurenteric canal, which, in embroys of many vertebrates, connects the medullary tube and the primitive intestine. See Illust. of Ectoderm.

(Neu"ri*din) n. [From Neurine.] (Physiol. Chem.) a nontoxic base, C5H14N2, found in the putrescent matters of flesh, fish, decaying cheese, etc.

(||Neu`ri*lem"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. nerve + peel, skin.] (Anat.) (a) The delicate outer sheath of a nerve fiber; the primitive sheath. (b) The perineurium.

(Neu*ril"i*ty) n. (Physiol.) The special properties and functions of the nerves; that capacity for transmitting a stimulus which belongs to nerves. G. H. Lewes.

(Neu"rine) n. [Gr. a nerve.] (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefaction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl- trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl- ammonium hydroxide. [Written also neurin.]

(Neu"rism) n. (Biol.) Nerve force. See Vital force, under Vital.

(||Neu*ri"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. nerve + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of a nerve.

(Neu"ro-) ney^ron nerve.]—> (Anat.) A combining denoting a nerve, of or pertaining to a nerve or the nervous system.

(Neu`ro-cen"tral) a. [Neuro- + central.] (Anat.) Between the neural arch and the centrum of a vertebra; as, the neurocentral suture. Huxley.

(Neu"ro*chord) n., Neurochordal
(Neu`ro*chor"dal) a. (Zoöl.) See Neurocord.

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