|See also action potential the electrical wave transmitted along a nerve fibre, usually following stimulation of the nerve-cell body|
|Main Entry:||nerve impulse|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a signal transmitted along a nerve fiber, starting with stimulation and then a wave of progressive alteration of electricity and becoming a record of sensation or instruction to act|
nerve impulse n.
A wave of physical and chemical excitation that moves along a nerve fiber in response to a stimulus.