endplate


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endplate

(ˈɛndˌpleɪt)
n
1. any usually flat platelike structure at the end of something
2. (Physiology) physiol the flattened end of a motor nerve fibre, which transmits impulses to muscle
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Noun1.endplate - the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
end organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
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The trough, blades and drive endplate can be removed in less than two minutes, greatly helping machine operators and radically reducing downtime.
Devel-opmentally, the bones and the soft tissues of the back do not always grow proportionately Selected anatomical structures are at risk during growth, including the pars interarticularis, the vertebral endplate, and the apophysis.
Physicians have described Schmorl's nodes in people when portions of an intervertebral disc bulge into weak spots on the endplate of a vertebra, which are typically only about 5 millimeters thick.
The modified spindle was then attached to an endplate.
Piperidinic alkaloids act on the endplate of the nerve cells blocking the transmission of stimuli to the muscles, as does curare, and producing paralysis.
The pad type bearings mate to the shell on journals machined on the shell diameter directly under the endplate.
welding baseplate and endplate assemblies on large hydraulic cylinders.
9,649,203, relates to the delivery of graft material to fill the internal chamber(s) of a spinal fusion device, while allowing for graft material to be in flush contact with the endplate surfaces of the adjacent vertebral bodies.
As shown in [Figure 2], AChE staining was detected at motor endplate regions in rat diaphragms from both the sham and the septic groups.
They discovered that the wheel drag can be "significantly reduced" by the design of the front-wing endplate, which is attributed to the "strong vortex shed from the bottom edge of the front-wing endplate".
To wit: the 8mm-in-diameter appendix that otherwise looks normal in a patient with right lower quadrant abdominal pain, or the slight, anterior-superior endplate compression in an elderly patient with intermittent back pain that sometimes includes the abnormal-looking vertebra.