nerve fiber


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nerve fiber

n.
A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the prolonged axon that conducts nerve impulses.

nerve′ fi`ber



n.
an axon or dendrite of a neuron.
[1830–40]

nerve fiber

See axon.

nerve fiber

a neuron’s axon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nerve fiber - a threadlike extension of a nerve cellnerve fiber - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
fibre, fiber - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
medullated nerve fiber, myelinated nerve fiber - a nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin
neurilemma, neurolemma - thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
axon, axone - long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
dendrite - short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
efferent fiber, motor fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
afferent fiber, sensory fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
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To increase the speed at which these signals travel, each nerve fiber is encased by a sheath formed from a fatty substance, called myelin.
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This is important because it shows that the exposed, demyelinated part of the nerve fiber does not have the ability to produce nerve impulses.
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