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High polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E intake may halve motor neurone disease risk

A high dietary intake of polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E seems to halve the risk of developing motor neurone disease,... Read More

Unprecedented Data On Circadian Rhythms Revealed

Fluctuations in light intensity allow restoring the regularity of circadian rhythms. This is the main conclusion of the... Read More

Human Neurology

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

Neuron

Definition noun, plural: neurons An excitable cell that has specialized cell parts (such as soma, dendrites and axons),... Read More

Neurosecretion

neurosecretion The release of a secretory substance from the axon terminals of certain nerve cells in the brain into the... Read More

Refractory Period

(neurology) the time after a neuron fires or a muscle fiber contracts during which a stimulus will not evoke a response.The... Read More

Neurophysiology

Definition noun A branch of neuroscience that is concerned with the physiology of the nervous system Supplement Neuroscience... Read More

Absolute Refractory Period

An occurrence after a neuron has fired an impulse where the neurone cannot fire another pulse for a short time directly... Read More

Efferent neuron

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

Afferent neuron

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