Medical Definition of 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 Growth Cone

grows old
grows on
grows out of
grows up
growth-onset diabetes
growth and embryonic development
growth arrest lines
growth cone (current term)
growth cone collapse
growth control
growth curve
growth factor
growth factors
growth hormone
growth hormone-producing adenoma
growth hormone-regulating hormone
growth hormone-releasing factor
growth hormone-releasing hormone
growth hormone inhibiting hormone
growth hormone stimulation test
growth hormone suppression test

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