Definition of Neurofibril
1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of a group of microscopic fibrils through the body of a neuron that extend into the axon and dendrites ¹
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Definition of Neurofibril
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Medical Definition of Neurofibril
1. A filamentous structure seen with the light microscope in the nerve cell's body, dendrites, axon, and sometimes synaptic endings, as aggregations of much finer ultramicroscopic elements, the neurofilaments and microtubules; their functional significance remains to be established. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Neurofibril
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Turner believes in the neurofibril and its continuity and suggests some features of the reflex arc integrations and the integrations of the nerve system in ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"In the years following his report, plaques similar to those he described and frequently the neurofibril alterations were observed in the brains of seniles, ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Medico-Psychological Association Annual Meeting by American Medico-Psychological Association (1906)
"The general neurofibril alteration is the same as in Fig. ... The same general neurofibril alteration is present in this figure as in the figure which ..."
4. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"In this way he constructs an hypothesis of a complex of neurofibril, fibril acid, and electrolyte which is capable of accounting for the ..."
5. Review of Neurology and Psychiatry (1905)
"Naked neurofibrils and neurofibril bundles do not appear. Moreover, it is only in the second of the three divisions of its course that the axis-cylinder can ..."
6. Philadelphia Hospital Reports by Philadelphia Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) (1905)
"Each neurofibril goes to one of the relatively large collaterals, ... This neurofibril, as already shown, is merely a cable composed of primitive fibrils, ..."