brain cell

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Noun1.brain cell - a nerve cell in the brainbrain cell - a nerve cell in the brain    
nerve cell, neuron - a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
Golgi cell, Golgi's cell - a neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
Purkinje cell - a large densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
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There's no end to what you can learn: One brain cell, or neuron, can have thousands of connections, or synapses, with other brain cells.
When the switch - a tiny clump of cells found deep in the brain - is turned on, all brain cells involved in arousal and awareness are shut down.
GDNF has been shown to protect dopaminergic brain cells, neurons that produce dopamine that becomes depleted in Parkinson's patients.
Washington, December 12 ( ANI ): In a new study, medical researchers have discovered that a drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in Alzheimer's brain cells.
Given all the bad news that science has delivered about brain cells withering and memory waning as the years mount, older people have a right to be cranky.
Last November, Gage plucked fresh cells from human cadaver brains (10 hours to three days after death), stewed them in a lab dish, then grew them into brain cells called neurons (nerve cells that transmit electrical signals).
New Study Finds that Neural Thread Protein (NTP) Impairs Insulin Function in Brain Cells
The social detachment and isolation that characterize autism may stem, at least in part, from a breakdown of brain cells that have been implicated in people's ability to imitate others and to read their thoughts and feelings.
The foil is covered with electrodes (tiny metal pieces that conduct electric pulses), which connect directly to brain cells that control sight.
Using preclinical models of stroke, scientists at Curis have demonstrated that treatment with a small molecule Hedgehog agonist can provide significant protection to brain cells that have been compromised as a result of stroke.
In the stoner stereotype, pot smokers and dying brain cells go hand in hand.
This "double whammy" quickened the way Doogies learn and remember by speeding up reactions between neurons, or brain cells.