The trophic causes of inflammation are those whose action is supposed to take place through the influence of nerves.
There is also a trophic differentiation, the fibres undertaking special functions of nutrition (the conduction of the sap).
In course of time the foot becomes inverted and the toes are pointed—pes equino-varus—and trophic sores are liable to form.
Then at a somewhat higher level, self-differentiation, and the trophic reaction to functional stimuli.
It is probable that the nerves themselves have a trophic or nutritional—that is, vitalizing—influence upon muscles.
In this manner they explain burns through suggestion, stigmata, trophic changes of a miraculous appearance, etc.
Forms in which schizogonic reproduction is of general occurrence during the extra-cellular, trophic phase.
Bed-sores and other trophic changes are common, and there is the usual risk of complications in relation to the urinary tract.
It is to be attributed partly to want of use, but chiefly to reflex interference with the trophic innervation of the muscles.
Certain cells of the anterior part of the spinal cord, for example, are the trophic centres of the spinal motor nerves.
trophic troph·ic (trŏf'ĭk, trō'fĭk)
Of, relating to, or characterized by nutrition.
Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified kind of nutrition: organotrophic.