nerve tissue

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Noun1.nerve tissue - tissue composed of neuronsnerve tissue - tissue composed of neurons    
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle, fascicle - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
neuropil, neuropile - the complex network of unmyelinated axones, dendrites, and glial branches that form the bulk of the central nervous system's grey matter and in which nerve cell bodies are embedded
gray matter, gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, substantia grisea - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
substantia alba, white matter - whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
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Every part, brain and body, nerve tissue and fibre, was keyed to the most exquisite pitch; and between all the parts there was a perfect equilibrium or adjustment.
Writing in a study report, Enrico Rizzarelli and colleagues point out that the only effective treatment for cataracts is surgical replacement of the lens, the clear disc-like structure inside the eye that focuses light on the nerve tissue in the back of the eye.
The operations involve taking muscle and nerve tissue from one of Jack's legs and putting it into the right side of his face.
The overabundance wreaks havoc on nerve tissue, overpowering the resident nervous-system cells that make myelin.
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have announced the creation of transplantable living nerve tissue that encourages and guides regeneration in an animal model.
In MS, a massive inflammation of nerve tissue gradually destroys nerves in the spinal cord which causes a chain reaction of deterioration in the body.
Starting 3 days after the dog attack, Pasteur and his colleagues injected young Meister 13 times over 10 days with rabid rabbits' nerve tissue that had been dried in a bottle with potash.
Instead, they found, it appears to act as a decoy, diverting the immune onslaught from nerve tissue.
To overcome that obstacle, her group exposed rat macrophages to peripheral nerve tissue excised from a rat.