Definition of Neuromuscular junction

1. Noun. The junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies.

Exact synonyms: Myoneural Junction
Generic synonyms: Synapse

Definition of Neuromuscular junction

1. Noun. (anatomy) The synapse of the axon terminal of a motoneuron with muscle. ¹

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Medical Definition of Neuromuscular junction

1. A chemical synapse between a motoneuron and a muscle fibre. Synonym: motor end plate. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuromuscular Junction

neuromuscular agents
neuromuscular blockade
neuromuscular blocking agent
neuromuscular blocking agents
neuromuscular cell
neuromuscular depolarising agents
neuromuscular junction (current term)
neuromuscular nondepolarising agents
neuromuscular relaxant
neuromuscular spindle
neuromuscular system
neuromyelitis optica

Literary usage of Neuromuscular junction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... Receptor Genes During Development of the neuromuscular junction J.-L. ... the neuromuscular junction, including proteins and antigens from the synaptic ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The neuromuscular junction was implicated in the disease process more than 40 years ago, but it was not until 1973 that the acetylcholine (ACh) receptors ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Our experiments demonstrate three distinct temporal processes at a single neuromuscular junction. Process 1 is a decline in synaptic efficacy at very low ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"While the cause is unknown, the symptoms are known to be caused by a decrease in the amount of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction (see p. ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The nervous transmission at the neuromuscular junction in the right thumb was compared before treatment and once every minute for 15 min. after treatment. ..."

6. Useful Knowledge: The American Philosophical Society Millennium Program by Alexander G. Bearn, American Philosophical Society (1999)
"Like the vertebrate neuromuscular junction, this synapse is initially weak but is strengthened over development once ..."

7. Materia Medica: Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing for by Walter Arthur Bastedo (1918)
"Besides the muscle itself and the vasomotor nervous mechanisms, the receptive substance at the neuromuscular junction has specific ..."

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