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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Objective: To compare mean retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients having pseudo exfoliation (PXF) with normal age matched controls using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).
Objectives: The presence of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) split bundles was recently described in normal eyes scanned using scanning laser polarimetry and by histologic studies.
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Frequencies and percentages of the contour of neuroretinal rim, appearance of nerve fiber layer, presence of optic disc hemorrhages, colour of optic nerve head was noted.
To increase the speed at which these signals travel, each nerve fiber is encased by a sheath formed from a fatty substance, called myelin.
The study is measuring the status of the optic nerve using vision tests and OCT (optical coherence tomography, a quick, non-invasive eye test that can show nerve fiber damage and health).
This stimulation elicits action potential discharges that propagate along the nerve fiber, eventually reaching auditory centers in the brainstem.
Diabetic neuropathy was associated with progressive, significant reductions in corneal sensitivity (as measured by non-contact corneal aesthesiometry), nerve fiber density, nerve branch density, and nerve fiber length.
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