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nerve US English

(In the body) a whitish fiber or bundle of fibers that transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and impulses from these to the muscles and organs

nerve US Thesaurus

the nerves that transmit pain

nerve gas US English

A poisonous vapor that rapidly disables or kills by disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses

nerve net US English

(In invertebrates such as coelenterates and flatworms) a diffuse network of neurons that conducts impulses in all directions from a point of stimulus

motor nerve US English

A nerve carrying impulses from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland

nerve block US English

The production of insensibility in a part of the body by injecting an anesthetic close to the nerves that supply it

nerve cell US English

A neuron

nerve cord US English

The major cord of nerve fibers running the length of an animal’s body, especially a ventral cord in invertebrates that connects segmental nerve ganglia

nerve fiber US English

The axon of a neuron. A nerve is formed of a bundle of many such fibers, with their sheaths

nerve trunk US English

The main stem of a nerve

optic nerve US English

Each of the second pair of cranial nerves, transmitting impulses to the brain from the retina at the back of the eye

cranial nerve US English

Each of twelve pairs of nerves that arise directly from the brain, not from the spinal cord, and pass through separate apertures in the skull

facial nerve US English

Each of the seventh pair of cranial nerves, supplying the facial muscles and the tongue

nerve center US English

A group of closely connected nerve cells that perform a particular function in the body; a ganglion

nerve impulse US English

A signal transmitted along a nerve fiber. It consists of a wave of electrical depolarization that reverses the potential difference across the nerve cell membranes

nerve-racking US English

Causing stress or anxiety

sciatic nerve US English

A major nerve extending from the lower end of the spinal cord down the back of the thigh, and dividing above the knee joint. It is the nerve with the largest diameter in the human body

nerve-racking US Thesaurus

it's the waiting that's the most nerve-racking

abducens nerve US English

Each of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the muscles concerned with the lateral movement of the eyeballs

accessory nerve US English

Each of the eleventh pair of cranial nerves, supplying certain muscles in the neck and shoulder

olfactory nerve US English

Each of the first pair of cranial nerves, transmitting impulses to the brain from the smell receptors in the mucous membrane of the nose

trifacial nerve US English

Another term for trigeminal nerve.

trochlear nerve US English

Each of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the superior oblique muscle of the eyeball

hypoglossal nerve US English

Each of the twelfth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the muscles of the tongue

touch a nerve US English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

oculomotor nerve US English

Each of the third pair of cranial nerves, supplying most of the muscles around and within the eyeballs

trigeminal nerve US English

Each of the fifth and largest pair of cranial nerves, supplying the front part of the head and dividing into the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves

glossopharyngeal nerve US English

Each of the ninth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the tongue and pharynx

strain every nerve US English

Make every possible effort

of all the nerve US English

An expression of indignation

vestibulocochlear nerve US English

Each of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, conveying sensory impulses from the organs of hearing and balance in the inner ear to the brain. The vestibulocochlear nerve on each side branches into the vestibular nerve and the cochlear nerve

one's nerve in nerve US English

A person’s steadiness, courage, and sense of purpose when facing a demanding situation

touch a nerve in nerve US English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

vagus US English

Each of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the heart, lungs, upper digestive tract, and other organs of the chest and abdomen

strain every nerve in nerve US English

Make every possible effort

of all the nerve in of US English

An expression of indignation

nerve-wracking in nerve-racking US English

Causing stress or anxiety

touch or hit or strike a nerve or a raw nerve in nerve US English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

vestibular nerve in vestibulocochlear nerve US English

Each of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, conveying sensory impulses from the organs of hearing and balance in the inner ear to the brain. The vestibulocochlear nerve on each side branches into the vestibular nerve and the cochlear nerve

cochlear nerve in vestibulocochlear nerve US English

Each of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, conveying sensory impulses from the organs of hearing and balance in the inner ear to the brain. The vestibulocochlear nerve on each side branches into the vestibular nerve and the cochlear nerve

of all the nerve or British cheek in of US English

An expression of indignation


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