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Motor neuron

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

Motor point

Definition noun, plural: motor points The most electrically excitable area of the muscle wherein a minimum amount of... Read More

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... 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

Motor

motor (Science: neurology, physiology) A muscle, nerve or centre that effects or produces... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... 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

Anaphase

In order to keep the process of biological existence ever-going, the phenomenon of cell multiplication is very important.... Read More

Interneuron

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

Afferent Nerve

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

Efferent neuron

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

Bell-Magendie law

Definition noun The principle referring to the separation of sensory and motor neurons of the spinal cord, where 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

Cytokinesis

The cell cycle of eukaryotes is a cyclical series of biological events that certain asexual cells go through. The cell cycle... 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

Myosin

Definition noun, plural: myosins A family of motor ATPases that interact with f actin filaments Supplement Myosins belong to... Read More

Ganglion

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

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Portio minor nervi trigemini

portio minor nervi trigemini --> motor root of trigeminal nerve (Science: anatomy, nerve) The smaller root of the... Read More

Reflex arc

Definition noun, plural: reflex arcs A neural pathway that controls reflex reactions Supplement In physiology, a reflex... Read More

Somatic nervous system

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

Inhibitory postsynaptic potential

Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential Definition An inhibitory postsynaptic potential is a type of synaptic potential. It is... Read More

Sensory neuron

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

Antecubital fossa

Antecubital Fossa Definition The antecubital fossa or the cubital fossa is the triangular-shaped hollow depression between... 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

Cortex

Definition noun, plural: cortexes, cortices (anatomy) The outer layer or region of a structure or an internal organ (botany)... Read More

Radix ventralis

radix ventralis --> ventral root The motor root of a spinal nerve. Synonym: radix anterior, radix motoria, anterior root,... 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

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

Cytoplasm

Cytoplasm Definition The cell is known as the building block of all life. Blocks are made up of numerous particles and... Read More

Stimulus

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

An introduction to Homeostasis

Researched and Written by Jonjo Minns Submitted to biologyonline.com on February 25, 2009. Published in biologyonline.com... Read More

Curare

Definition noun (1) Common name for the plant species, Strychnos toxifera (2) The substance containing the alkaloid... Read More

Terminal web

Definition noun (cell biology) The subapical zone rich in microfilaments, and acts as the attachment point for the bundles... Read More

Abdominal reflex

Definition noun, plural: abdominal reflexes Abdominal wall muscle contraction of the umbilicus toward the abdominal quadrant... Read More

Terminal nerve

Definition noun, plural: vagus nerves A small cranial nerve that courses anteriorly along the olfactory... Read More

Agitation

Agitation a state of anxiety accompanied by motor... Read More

Medial longitudinal fissure

Definition noun A median fissure separating the two hemispheres of the vertebrate brain Supplement The cerebrum of... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More