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neuroma

A swelling of a nerve; may be benign or malignant. 

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benign  ;  malignant  ;  nerve

neuromuscular junction

Junction (synapse) between the terminal end of a motor neuron and a muscle fiber; also called myoneural junction.

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fiber  ;  motor neuron  ;  synapse

neuromyopathy

Disorder of the nerves and muscles (including the heart); may be focal or generalized.

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nerve

neuron

Any of the conducting cells of the nervous system; grouped into 3 classes (sensory, interneuron and motor).

 
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neuronopathy

Any disease affecting nerve cells (neurons).

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disease  ;  nerve  ;  neuron

neuropathy

Any disorder of the peripheral nervous system.

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peripheral nervous system (PNS)

neurotransmitter

Chemical substance (norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine, etc.) that transmits electrical impulses between neurons; released from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron when excited and travels across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell.

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acetylcholine (Ach) ; axon ; dopamine ; neuron ; norepinephrine ; synapse


norepinephrine

A neurohormone (released by adrenergic nerves) and also a neurotransmitter (of adrenergic neurons); it is synthesized from dopamine in the adrenal medulla and is a precursor to epinephrine; part of fight-or-flight response: increases heart rate, triggers the release of glucose, and increases blood flow to skeletal muscle.

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adrenergic ; dopamine ; epinephrine ; nerve ; neuron ; neurotransmitter


nucleus pulposus

Center of the intervertebral disk.

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intervertebral disk

 


nutrition

The sum of the processes inovolved in taking in and utilizing food; poor diet or ability to properly process nutritious substances can lead to disease.

 

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disease


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