endplate


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endplate

(ˈɛndˌpleɪt)
n
1. any usually flat platelike structure at the end of something
2. (Physiology) physiol the flattened end of a motor nerve fibre, which transmits impulses to muscle
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Noun1.endplate - the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
end organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
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At the level of the endplate, acetylcholine binds to muscarinic receptors.
The calorifier had ripped apart at the bottom end, at or near the shell to endplate seam.
For example, "if a 4-mm regression of the superior endplate is followed by a 3-mm restoration, one could say this 3 mm constituted a 75% vertebral height restoration," he said.
The trough, blades and drive endplate can be removed in less than two minutes, greatly helping machine operators and radically reducing downtime.
Devel-opmentally, the bones and the soft tissues of the back do not always grow proportionately Selected anatomical structures are at risk during growth, including the pars interarticularis, the vertebral endplate, and the apophysis.
Physicians have described Schmorl's nodes in people when portions of an intervertebral disc bulge into weak spots on the endplate of a vertebra, which are typically only about 5 millimeters thick.
The modified spindle was then attached to an endplate. Because the spindle could accept the brushless motor, no speed reducer was required.
Piperidinic alkaloids act on the endplate of the nerve cells blocking the transmission of stimuli to the muscles, as does curare, and producing paralysis.
* Structural benefits: Shell supported mills incorporate fiat fabricated endplates. The pad type bearings mate to the shell on journals machined on the shell diameter directly under the endplate.
welding baseplate and endplate assemblies on large hydraulic cylinders.
Additionally, Benvenue Medical launched its new Orbit Discectomy Instrumentation that facilitates a circumferential and comprehensive discectomy and endplate preparation to achieve a fusion.