neuromuscular junction

(redirected from Neuromuscular junctions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Neuromuscular junctions: myofibril
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuromuscular junction - the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
References in periodicals archive ?
I will study neuromuscular junctions in wild-type and in drosophila mutants for hsp er-shaping proteins, To understand the roles of these proteins and the consequences of any altered distribution for local trafficking and organelle function.
AW may be originated from upper or lower motor neuron lesions, spinal cord pathologies, neuromuscular junctions and muscle diseases1 (Table-I).
The researchers carefully looked at the structures of the mice's neuromuscular junctions, or NMJs - the connections between nerve cells and muscles - to better determine the effects of the drug and the compound.
Eye muscles are very specialized and differ greatly from other muscles in several areas, for instance in their neuromuscular junctions formed between muscle fibers and nerve cells.
Transcriptional control of different acetylcholinesterase subunits in formation and maintenance of vertebrate neuromuscular junctions.
The hope is, being able to form neuromuscular junctions in vitro will help us understand how certain diseases function.
4) Acetylcholinesterase inhibition results in accumulation of acetylcholine and overstimulation of acetylcholine receptors in synapses of the autonomic nervous system, CNS and neuromuscular junctions.
The book then expands to discuss intracellular connections and communication between cells, including neural synapses and neuromuscular junctions, developmental plasticity, and learning, as well as how the longer-range traces of these electrical currents can be amplified to deliver a shock, used by predators to locate prey, and detected by medical technology to help diagnose a patient.
Treatment of patients with short-term facial paralysis (<1 year) focuses on preservation of native neuromuscular junctions.
Aside from impairing movement in aging animals, a new functional set point in neuromuscular junctions could put the synapse at risk for developing neurodegeneration - the hallmark of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Mahoney said.
The peak time of female ACL injury is in the first phase of the menstrual cycle, and oral contraceptives seem to be protective, probably because of the action on neuromuscular junctions that hormones affect, Dr.

Full browser ?