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  1. \Neu*rot"ic\, a. [Gr. ? nerve.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves;
       nervous; as, a neurotic disease.
    
    2. Uself in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
    
  2. \Neu*rot"ic\, n.
    1. A disease seated in the nerves.
    
    2. (Med.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to
       the great nerve centers.
    
    Note: Neurotic as a class include all those poisons whose
          mains action is upon the brain and spinal cord. They
          may be divided three orders: (a) Cerebral neurotics, or
          those which affect the brain only. (b) Spinal
          neurotics, or tetanics, those which affect the spinal
          cord. (c) Cerebro-spinal neurotics, or those which
          affect both brain and spinal cord.

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