Nerve Cell

  • (noun): A cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
    Synonyms: neuron

Some articles on cells, nerve cells, nerve cell, nerves, nerve, cell:

Hybrid Computer
... differences in activity of the cells along a path (only the signal delays tend to vary) ... The individual nerve cells are analogous to analog computers the synapses are analogous to digital computers ...
Snake Venom - Toxins - Neurotoxins
... B) When the depolarising current arrives at the nerve cell terminus, the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh), which is held in vesicles, is released into the space between the two nerves (synapse) ... C) If ACh remains at the receptor, the nerve stays stimulated, causing incontrollable muscle contractions ... by blocking the exchange of positive and negative ions across the neuronal membrane lead to no nerve impulse, thereby paralysing the nerves ...
List Of Genetic Disorders - Full List
... pigmentosa syndrome Deficiency disease, Phenylalanine Hydroxylase P 12q Degenerative nerve diseases de Grouchy syndrome 1 D 18p Dejerine-Sottas syndrome Delta-aminolevulinate ...
Polyneuropathy - Classification
... also distinguished by which part of the nerve cell is mainly affected the axon, the myelin sheath, or the cell body ... and axonal atrophy advances slowly towards the nerve's cell body ... or "demyelinating polyneuropathy", is due to a loss of myelin (or of the Schwann cells that make and contain it) ...

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