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nerve cell

Origin of nerve cell
1855-60 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nerve cell
  • Scientists still don't understand what purpose the nerve cell activity serves so early in development.
  • Shortly after that, the cells started to produce nerve cell-coating myelin.
  • The relevant nerve cell is selected by specially designed software and is cut by the laser.
  • Its researchers have turned them into a type of cell that produces the insulating sheath around a nerve cell.
  • Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that carries messages from nerve cell to nerve cell or other tissues.
  • Conversely, when humans are subjected to high pressure, nerve cell membranes probably don't leak enough.
  • The brain is continually trying to strike a balance between too much and too little nerve cell activity.
  • Each nerve cell in the nose can sense more than one odor, but picks up the smell to a different degree.
  • The synapse is the gap between those nerve cells and what one's nerve cell does to another is release signaling compounds.
  • Damage to the covering of the nerve cell causes nerve signals to slow down.
British Dictionary definitions for nerve cell

nerve cell

another name for neurone
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nerve cell in Medicine

nerve cell n.

  1. See neuron.

  2. The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites.

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nerve cell in Science
nerve cell  
See neuron.
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