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 (ăk′sŏn′) also ax·one (-sōn′)
The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.

[Greek axōn, axis.]

ax′on·al (ăk′sə-nəl, ăk-sŏn′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.axonal - of or relating to or resembling an axonaxonal - of or relating to or resembling an axon
neuroscience - the scientific study of the nervous system
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The neurosecretory granules are transported axonally down to the pars nervosa, and they often accumulate in the dilated portions of the axons near their terminals named corpusculum neurosecretorium.
Moreover, results of the perifusion technique for hypothalamic explants have been demonstrated that apelin-17 increased a-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (a-MSH) release, suggesting that apelin released somatodendritically or axonally from POMC neurons may stimulate a-MSH release in an autocrine manner [46].
Kellerth, "Exogenous brain-derived neurotrophic factor regulates the synaptic composition of axonally lesioned and normal adult rat motoneurons," Neuroscience, vol.