nervous tissue

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Noun1.nervous tissue - tissue composed of neuronsnervous 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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they must be bodily movements in whose causation the special properties of nervous tissue are involved.
James turned away and went down the passage to restore his nervous tissues with coffee.
"It will be small steps, but each one would be a huge step for us." The procedure would see 35 millions stem cells from a donor umbilical cord injected into Theo's system to stimulate and repair damaged nervous tissue in the brain.
Studies have shown DHA is a crucial element when it comes to nervous tissue and retinal tissue development.
These grooves correspond to the sites where the skin is attached to the muscles via the nervous tissue.
This experimental development was conducted using animal models of this disease, thanks to which it was possible to discover that the drugs that activate this receptor improve the symptoms during the chronic phase of the disease when furthering the repair of the nervous tissue.
This allowed the creature's nervous tissue to be fossilized, providing researchers with new insights into panarthropods' evolutionary developments.
Ever since the first experiments with intracerebral transplantation of nervous tissue, the graft-host interface has been recognised as a site at which important processes of interaction and integration occur between the transplanted cells and the host brain (1-3).
However, it can be converted to a [beta]-pleated form, [PrP.sup.Sc] (prion protein scrapie), which can form insoluble aggregates in the nervous tissue. These are resistant to degradation by proteases, can convert soluble prion proteins to [PrP.sup.Sc], and are transmissible.