Medical Definition of Nerve growth cone

1. A specialised region at the tip of a growing neurite that is responsible for sensing the local environment and moving toward the neuron's target cell. Growth cones are hand shaped, with several long filopodia that differentially adhere to surfaces in the embryo. Growth cones can be sensitive to several guidance cues, for example: surface adhesiveness, growth factors, neurotransmitters and electric fields (galvanotropism). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Growth Cone

nerve degeneration
nerve end
nerve ending
nerve endings
nerve entrapment
nerve fascicle
nerve fiber
nerve fibers
nerve fibre
nerve fibres
nerve field
nerve force
nerve gas
nerve gases
nerve graft
nerve growth cone (current term)
nerve growth factor
nerve growth factor antiserum
nerve growth factors
nerve implantation
nerve impulse
nerve impulses
nerve net
nerve nets
nerve of external acoustic meatus
nerve of pterygoid canal
nerve of smell
nerve of tensor tympani muscle
nerve of tensor veli palatini muscle
nerve of tympanic membrane

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