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Search Results for: neuromuscular junction

Neuromuscular junction

Definition noun A chemical synapse between a motoneuron and a muscle fiber, through which a signal is transmitted that... Read More

Muscle

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

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Efferent neuron

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

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More

Nerve impulse

Definition noun (1) The movement of action potential along a nerve fiber in response to a stimulus (such as touch, pain,... Read More

Curare

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

End plate

End plate (Science: anatomy, physiology) The area of sarcolemma immediately below the synaptic region of the motor neuron in... Read More

Neurology

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

Chronaxie

Definition noun, plural: chroaxies (physiology) The shortest period of time required to produce an effective electrical... Read More