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Eccles, Sir John Carew Syllabification: Ec·cles, Sir John Carew
Pronunciation: /ˈekəlz/

Definition of Eccles, Sir John Carew in English:

( 1903–97), Australian physiologist, who demonstrated the way in which nerve impulses are conducted by means of chemical neurotransmitters. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1963), shared with Alan L. Hodgkin and Andrew F. Huxley.

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