|muscle that is attached to bones and usually crosses at least one joint; striated, or voluntary, muscle.|
|muscle that is under direct voluntary control of the brain and can be contracted or relaxed at will; skeletal, or striated, muscle.|
neuron neu·ron (n&oobreve;r'ŏn', ny&oobreve;r'-) or neu·rone (-ōn')
Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon. Also called nerve cell, neurocyte.
|neuron (nr'ŏn') Pronunciation Key
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A cell of the nervous system. Neurons typically consist of a cell body, which contains a nucleus and receives incoming nerve impulses, and an axon, which carries impulses away from the cell body. Also called nerve cell.