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The Central Nervous System

Myelin Sheath Myelin is a substance that forms the myelin sheath associated with nerve cells. This sheath is a layer of... Read More

Central nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system comprised of the brain, the brainstem, and the spinal cord Supplement In... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Peripheral nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system that relays between the central nervous system and the rest of the body, and... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Nervous system

Definition noun The organ system responsible mainly for coordination of bodily reactions, organ monitoring, and information... Read More

The Human Nervous System

The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway, and is responsible for controlling all the biological... Read More

Somatic nervous system

Definition noun The part of the peripheral nervous system that consists of afferent nerves responsible in relaying motor and... Read More

Neurology

Definition noun, plural: neurologies The branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system, specially associated with... Read More

Afferent neuron

Definition noun, plural: afferent neurons A type of neuron that detects stimulus from the periphery and relays nerve... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward by... Read More

Nervous tissue

Definition noun A type of animal tissue comprised principally of nerve cells and neuroglia cells Supplement The four... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More

Sensory neuron

Definition noun, plural: sensory neurons A type of neuron that transmits sensory nerve impulses Supplement The neurons are... Read More

Efferent nerve

Definition noun, plural: efferent nerves The type of nerve that carries nerve impulses away from the central nervous system... Read More

External capsule

Definition noun (anatomy) A thin, white sheet of whiter matter fibers in the brain between the putamen and... Read More

Neuroethology

Definition noun A discipline that deals with the scientific study of the neural basis of natural animal... Read More

Efferent neuron

Definition noun, plural: efferent neurons A neuron with an axon that carries nerve impulses peripherally, and innervates... Read More

Voluntary muscle

Definition noun, plural: voluntary muscles A muscle that can be controlled voluntarily Supplement Some of the muscles of the... Read More

Rabies pathobiology and its RNA virus agent – Lyssavirus

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Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Interneuron

Definition noun, plural: interneurons (1) Any local circuit neuron of the central nervous system that relays impulses... Read More

Motor neuron

Definition noun, plural: motor neurons A type of neuron connected to a muscle fiber and originates from the central nervous... Read More

Gag reflex

Definition noun, plural: gag reflexes A reflex contraction characterized by retching or gagging when a foreign body comes in... Read More

Spinal cord

spinal cord (Science: anatomy) Elongated, approximately cylindrical part of the central nervous system of vertebrates that... Read More

Blood-brain barrier

Definition noun A semipermeable membrane that serves as a selective barrier separating the circulating blood and the... Read More

Nervous

nervous 1. Possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. Nervous arms. 2. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind;... Read More

Biological system

Definition noun, plural: biological systems A group of entities or organs that work together to carry out a particular... Read More

CNS

The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.CNS --> central nervous... Read More

Cranial nerve

Definition noun, plural: cranial nerves Any of the paired nerves emerging from the brain (including the brainstem but not... Read More

Adenosine

Definition noun plural: adenosines a·den·o·sine, əˈdɛn əˌsin A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Axon

Definition noun, plural: axons A long slender fibre of a neuron and is responsible for conducting nerve impulses away from... Read More

Sulfatide

Definition noun, plural: sulfatides A cerebroside sulfuric ester containing one or more sulfate groups in the sugar portion... Read More

Intercalary neuron

Definition noun A neuron of the central nervous system connecting the afferent neuron with the efferent... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Myelin

Definition noun A substance comprised mainly of fatty material (about 80%) and proteins (about 20%), and forms the myelin... Read More