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nerve British & World English

A whitish fibre or bundle of fibres in the body that transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and impulses from these to the muscles and organs

nerve English Thesaurus

the nerves that transmit pain and physical feeling

nerve gas British & World English

A poisonous vapour which has a rapid disabling or lethal effect by disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses

nerve net British & World English

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

motor nerve British & World English

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

nerve block British & World English

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

nerve cord British & World English

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

nerve fibre British & World English

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

nerve trunk British & World English

The main stem of a nerve

optic nerve British & World 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 British & World English

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

facial nerve British & World English

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

nerve centre British & World English

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

nerve impulse British & World English

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

nerve-racking British & World English

Causing stress or anxiety

sciatic nerve British & World 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 English Thesaurus

meeting him for the first time was nerve-racking to say the least

abducens nerve British & World English

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

accessory nerve British & World English

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

olfactory nerve British & World English

Each of the first pair of cranial nerves, supplying the smell receptors in the mucous membrane of the nose

trifacial nerve British & World English

Another term for trigeminal nerve.

trochlear nerve British & World English

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

hypoglossal nerve British & World English

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

touch a nerve British & World English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

oculomotor nerve British & World English

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

trigeminal nerve British & World 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 British & World English

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

strain every nerve British & World English

Make every possible effort

of all the nerve British & World English

An expression of indignation

vestibulocochlear nerve British & World 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 British & World English

One’s steadiness and courage in a demanding situation

touch a nerve in nerve British & World English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

live on one's nerves British & World English

Be extremely anxious or tense

vagus British & World English

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

vagus nerve in vagus British & World 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 British & World English

Make every possible effort

of all the nerve in of British & World English

An expression of indignation

live on one's nerves in nerve British & World English

Be extremely anxious or tense

touch or hit a nerve or a raw nerve in nerve British & World English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

vestibular nerve in vestibulocochlear nerve British & World 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 British & World 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

nerve oneself in nerve English Thesaurus

Morag nerved herself to go on


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