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nerve fibre

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(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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Together with ONFs, they make bundles of nerve fibres that run from the nasal mucosa to the olfactory bulb, where the sense of smell is located.
When the nerve fibres that carry smell become damaged, they are replaced by new nerve fibres which re-enter the olfactory bulbs, the researchers explained in their study.
In particular, they investigated changes in the nerves and tissues around the arthritic joint, by using specific markers to label the different types of nerve fibres and allow them to be visualized with a fluorescence microscope.
Nerve fibres progress from the receptors through tiny holes in the roof of the nasal cavity and come together to form two structures called the olfactory bulbs.
Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibres of the central nervous system is an important substance called myelin, which helps messages travel quickly and smoothly between the brain and the rest of the body.
The US team showed that regenerating nerve fibres can reform connections after being guided to the right targets.
Professor James Fawcett's Cambridge-based team believes it is close to a clinical treatment that could allow nerve fibres to regenerate within the spinal cord and encourage remaining nerve fibres to work more effectively.
The computer programme, run over several days, took information about the length of nerve fibres in the primate brain and neuronal connections called axons in the brain of a species of worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans.
Professor Geoffrey Raisman, who developed the technique, said: "When a blow to the shoulder pulls nerve fibres out of the spinal cord, it's like pulling a plug out of a socket.
A substance called myelin protects the nerve fibres of the central nervous system and helps the messages travel quickly and smoothly between the brain and the rest of the body.
Origin, course, and endings of abnormal enteric nerve fibres in Hirschsprung's disease defined by whole-mount immunohistochemistry.
Once the nerve fibres are reconnected, the tubing dissolves away.