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nerve sheath

The connective tissue surrounding nerves and composed of fibrous tissue (and myelin); provides strength, shape, and increases conduction ability of the nerves.

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fiber  ;  myelin  ;  nerve

nerve sheath tumor

A tumor of the nerve sheath.

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nerve sheath  ;  tumor

nervous system

The organ system (along with the endocrine system) which coordinates the adjustments and reactions of the body to internal and environmental conditions; composed of the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (all other neural elements) nervous systems.

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brain ; central nervous system (CNS) ; peripheral nervous system (PNS) ; spinal cord


neural plate

Ectodermal tissue on the dorsal surface of the embryo that forms the neural tube which develops into the central nervous system.

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central nervous system (CNS) ; dorsal ; ectoderm ; neural tube


neural tube

Embryonic brain and spinal cord.

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brain  ;  spinal cord

neuralgia

Pain that originates from nerve irritation usually involving specific nerves such as the trigeminal nerve.

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nerve  ;  trigeminal nerve

 


neuritis

Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.

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atrophy  ; inflammation ; nerve ; reflex


neuroglia

Supporting cells of the central nervous system that provide structural and metabolic support for the neurons; includes astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, and microglia.

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astrocyte ; central nervous system (CNS) ; metabolic ; neuron ; oligodendrocytes


neurologist

A veterinarian who undergoes further education and training in order to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system.

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disease  ;  nervous system

neurology

The study of the nervous system; medical specialty dealing with the nervous system and the diseases affecting it.

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disease  ;  nervous system


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