Definition of Nerve fibre

1. Noun. A threadlike extension of a nerve cell.




Definition of Nerve fibre

1. Noun. (anatomy) An axon ¹

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Medical Definition of Nerve fibre

1. The axon of a nerve cell, ensheathed by oligodendroglia cells in brain and spinal cord, and by Schwann cells in peripheral nerves. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Fibre

nerve compression
nerve compression syndromes
nerve conduction
nerve conduction velocity
nerve cord
nerve deafness
nerve decompression
nerve degeneration
nerve end
nerve ending
nerve endings
nerve entrapment
nerve fascicle
nerve fiber
nerve fibers
nerve fibre (current term)
nerve fibres
nerve field
nerve force
nerve gas
nerve gases
nerve graft
nerve growth cone
nerve growth factor
nerve growth factor antiserum
nerve growth factors
nerve implantation
nerve impulse
nerve impulses
nerve net

Literary usage of Nerve fibre

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Disease and destruction of the muscle or nerve fibre do not necessarily, however, bring in their train death of the nerve cell; indeed, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... alĀ°nS a nerve fibre or pursues its intricate course along the fibrillar tracts of a nerve- cell, the amount of chemical change is too slight to be ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"It forms not unfrequently the only constituent of a nerve fibre at its central and ... This form of nerve fibre consists of pale grey, translucent, ..."

4. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"This physiological action produces no visible change in the nerve fibre itself. ... Nevertheless, it is evident that the nerve fibre serves to communicate ..."

5. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"In reality, however, the nerve-fibre is in these cases a process of the epithelial cell, and if followed centrally will be found to end by branching around ..."

6. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"And we accordingly find that both at the beginning of the nerve fibre in the ganglion cell or spinal cord, and at its end in the both ..."

7. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"And we accordingly find that both at the beginning of the nerve fibre in the ganglion cell or spinal cord, and at its end in the tissue, ..."

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