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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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TORONTO -- A thinner-than-normal layer of retinal nerve fibers in the eye is now linked with cognitive decline--another suggestion that extracranial physical findings could be leveraged into dementia screening tools.
HOKKAIDO, Japan, April 15, 2016 -- Researchers here have for the first time used stem cells to promote regeneration after injury to a specialized band of nerve fibers that are important for motor function.
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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.
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