Definition of Nerve fiber

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

Definition of Nerve fiber

1. Noun. (anatomy) An axon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Fiber

nerve centers
nerve centre
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 (current term)
nerve fibers
nerve fibre
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

Literary usage of Nerve fiber

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1. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"THE PHENOMENON OF CONDUCTION—PROPERTIES OF THE nerve fiber. Conduction.—When living matter is excited or stimulated in any way the excitation is not ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"So far as yet observed no exception occurs ; therefore we may safely assert that every nerve cell of the brain or spinal cord produces one nerve fiber and ..."

3. A Text-book of the Principles of Animal Histology by Ulric Dahlgren, William Allison Kepner (1908)
"THE nerve fiber The nerve fiber is that part of a neuron which is specialized for conduction. It is an integral part of the nerve cell; an evagination of ..."

4. Human Physiology: A Text-book for High Schools and Colleges by Percy Goldthwait Stiles (1916)
"It is the junction of a nerve fiber with a muscle fiber. From what has been said it will appear that every muscle fiber is reached by a nerve fiber. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"THE GROWTH OF nerve fiberS THE view that each nerve fiber develops as an ... Such observations show beyond question that the nerve fiber develops by the ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1915)
"In the absence of the embryonic nerve fiber, the degenerated myelin was absorbed with ... On the other hand, where the embryonic nerve fiber was formed the ..."

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