nerve fibre


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nerve fibre

n
(Anatomy) a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; axon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cellnerve fibre - 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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This damages the myelin and disrupts messages travelling along nerve fibres - they can slow down, become distorted, pass from one nerve fibre to another, or not get through at all.
The research debunks the theory that the nervous system should have mainly very short nerve fibre connections between nerve cells, or neurons, to function.
If successful, it will open the door to treating conditions including spinal injuries, the most severe strokes and blindness and deafness caused by nerve fibre injury
The loss of myelin in the brain prevents nerve fibres from sending signals properly and will eventually lead to the loss of the nerve fibre itself.
The study found long nerve fibre connections are just as vital as short ones, rebuffing the theory the nervous system should have mainly very short nerve fibre connections between nerve cells to function.
Nerve fibre damage is typically assessed through invasive tests, including nerve and tissue biopsies.
According to the research team, each individual nerve fibre was responsible for touch signals from roughly a square centimetre of skin.
Together with ONFs, they make bundles of nerve fibres that run from the nasal mucosa to the olfactory bulb, where the sense of smell is located.
When the nerve fibres that carry smell become damaged, they are replaced by new nerve fibres which re-enter the olfactory bulbs, the researchers explained in their study.
In particular, they investigated changes in the nerves and tissues around the arthritic joint, by using specific markers to label the different types of nerve fibres and allow them to be visualized with a fluorescence microscope.
Nerve fibres progress from the receptors through tiny holes in the roof of the nasal cavity and come together to form two structures called the olfactory bulbs.
The US team showed that regenerating nerve fibres can reform connections after being guided to the right targets.