nerve fiber

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nerve fiber

n.
A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the prolonged axon that conducts nerve impulses.

nerve′ fi`ber



n.
an axon or dendrite of a neuron.
[1830–40]

nerve fiber

See axon.

nerve fiber

a neuron’s axon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nerve fiber - a threadlike extension of a nerve cellnerve fiber - 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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The disease is defined by the absence of submucosal GCs and the presence of excessive cholinergic nerve fibers in an adequate biopsy specimen.
Botulinum toxin, which causes temporary chemical denervation of the cholinergic nerve fibers, has also been used successfully to manage sialoceles.