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nerve fibre

n
(Anatomy) a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; axon
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Noun1.nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cellnerve fibre - 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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In nerve surgery, the surgeon must navigate around crucial nerve fibers to access and remove the tumor.
These proteins in the tissue around the nerve fibers inhibit nerve-fiber growth.
The cornea is the most densely innervated tissue in the body, so corneal nerve assessment is extremely sensitive for detecting small sensory nerve fiber damage as compared to other tests including measurement of intra-epidermal nerve fibers in the skin, notes lead investigator Joseph L.
We are a long way from finding new treatments, but trying to understand what causes damage to nerve fibers may give a start, something a new treatment could be directed against.
Spinal cord injuries sever nerve fibers that conduct signals between the brain and the rest of the body, causing various degrees of paralysis depending on the site and extend of the injury.
Research scientists used a fluorescence microscope to label different nerve fibers designated by specific markers.
The new study by Experts in magnetic resonance imaging from The University of Nottingham's Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre reveals why images of the brain produced using the latest MRI techniques are so sensitive to the direction in which nerve fibers run.
In MS, the immune system damages and destroys myelin, the material that surrounds and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.
Nerve fibers in the feet are often the first to go haywire, and the tingling and pricking pain can move up the body from feet to legs or hands to arms.
The severed nerve can regenerate; the nerve fibers from the nerve end closest to the spinal cord have to grow across the injury gap, enter the other nerve segment and then work their way through to their end targets (skin, muscle, etc).
The nerve fibers that originate at the base of the hair cells collectively form the auditory nerve, and the junction between the hair cell and an individual neuron is called a synapse.
The finding may offer a treatment for MS, which strikes when a person's immune system damages the fatty sheaths that protect nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.