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 (shĕr′ĭng-tən), Sir Charles Scott 1857-1952.
British physiologist who shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and function of the nervous system. He coined the word "synapse."

Sherrington

(ˈʃɛrɪŋtən)
n
(Biography) Sir Charles Scott. 1857–1952, English physiologist, noted for his work on reflex action, published in The Integrative Action of the Nervous System (1906): shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine with Adrian (1932)
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Noun1.Sherrington - English physiologist who conducted research on reflex action (1857-1952)
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