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A swelling of a nerve; may be benign or malignant.
Junction (synapse) between the terminal end of a motor neuron and a muscle fiber; also called myoneural junction.
Disorder of the nerves and muscles (including the heart); may be focal or generalized.
Any of the conducting cells of the nervous system; grouped into 3 classes (sensory, interneuron and motor).
Any disease affecting nerve cells (neurons).
Any disorder of the peripheral nervous system.
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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.
acetylcholine (Ach) ; axon ; dopamine ; neuron ; norepinephrine ; synapse
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.
adrenergic ; dopamine ; epinephrine ; nerve ; neuron ; neurotransmitter
Center of the intervertebral disk.
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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