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 (ā′drē-ən), Edgar Douglas First Baron Adrian. 1889-1977.
British physiologist who shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for advances in the understanding of the nervous system, especially the transmission of electrical impulses from the sense organs.


(Biography) Edgar Douglas, Baron Adrian. 1889–1977, English physiologist, noted particularly for his research into the function of neurons: shared with Sherrington the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine 1932


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1. Edgar Douglas, 1889–1977, English physiologist.
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Noun1.Adrian - Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of TrajanAdrian - Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
2.Adrian - English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neuronsAdrian - English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
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