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Sensory neuron

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

Ganglia

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

Afferent Nerve

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

Interneuron

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

Neuron

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

Afferent neuron

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

Stimulus

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

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... 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

Scratch reflex

Definition noun, plural: scratch reflexes (1) A spinal reflex characterized by a response to the activation of sensory... Read More

Dorsal root ganglion

Definition noun, plural: dorsal root ganglia (neuroanatomy) The ganglion on the dorsal root of every spinal nerve. It is... 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

Reflex arc

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

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Generator potential

Definition noun A graded response to a stimulus, or a graded depolarization induced in the terminal of a sensory receptor,... Read More

Achilles reflex

Definition noun, plural: Achilles reflexes A stretch reflex wherein the foot jerks towards the plantar surface by reflex as... Read More

Reflex

Definition noun, plural: reflexes (physiology) An innate, immediate involuntary action to a stimulus without prior conscious... Read More

Myelinated neuron

Definition noun A neuron in which the axon is enveloped by a layer of Schwann cell membranes (sheath). Supplement The myelin... Read More

Muscle spindle

Definition noun The neuromuscular spindle is a fusiform mechanoreceptor (specifically a stretch receptor) within the... Read More

Chemoreceptor

Definition noun, plural: chemoreceptors (1) A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell, or taste, that are able to... 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

Myelinated nerve

Definition noun A nerve cell in which the axon is surrounded by a layer of Schwann cell membranes of myelin... 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,... Read More

Equilibrioception

Definition noun, plural: The sense of balance in humans and animals that involves visual system, vestibular system, and... Read More