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Search Results for: excitability

Muscles Are Smarter Than You Think: Acidity Helps Prevent Muscle Fatigue

Scientists at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have discovered the... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

UCSD Biologists Discover Chemical Important In Guiding Visual System Development

University of California, San Diego neurobiologists have discovered a chemical responsible for the bursts of electrical... Read More

UCLA researchers show that culture influences brain cells

Brain's mirror neurons swayed by ethnicity and culture A thumb's up for "I'm good." The rubbing of a pointed... Read More


Definition noun (physiology) The ability of the cell to receive and respond to a stimulus. (pathology) The excessive... Read More


Definition noun (pharmacology) A bitter, crystalline, alkaloid powder extracted from Cinchona bark used for medical purposes... Read More


Amphotonia Increased excitability of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Origin: ampho-- g. Tonos,... Read More

Excitable cell

Excitable cell (Science: cell biology, physiology) a cell in which the membrane response to depolarisations is nonlinear,... Read More

Muscle cell

Definition noun, plural: muscle cells Any of the long, tubular mature contractile cells that make up the muscle... Read More


Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More