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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

nerve tip US English

= nerve ending.

nerve war US English

= war of nerves.

mixed nerve US English

A nerve which contains both sensory and motor nerve fibres.

motor nerve US English

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

nerve agent US English

A substance that alters the functioning of the nervous system, typically inhibiting neurotransmission; especially one used as a weapon, a nerve gas.

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 canal US English

A bony canal, especially of the skull, containing a nerve.

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 force US English

Power ascribed to nerves; neuroelectric activity; an instance of this.

nerve glue US English


nerve-knot US English

A ganglion.

nerve path US English

= nerve pathway.

nerve ring US English

A ring of nerves and ganglia encircling the pharynx in various invertebrates.

nerve root US English

Anatomy. A bundle of nerve fibres as it emerges from the neuraxis; especially either of the paired (dorsal and ventral) bundles of nerve fibres that emerge from the spinal cord and unite to form a spinal nerve.

nerve route US English

= nerve pathway.

nerve storm US English

A sudden burst of neural activity thought to be responsible for epilepsy, migraine, and certain other disorders (now historical).

nerve tonic US English

A remedy thought to stimulate or benefit the nerves (also figurative).

nerve track US English

A nerve tract.

nerve tract US English

A group or bundle of nerve fibres, especially in the central nervous system.

nerve trunk US English

The main stem of a nerve

nerve tube US English

Embryology a neural tube.

nerve tunic US English

Anatomy the retina (now historical).

nerve twig US English

Any of the small terminal branches 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

lingual nerve US English

A sensory branch of the mandibular nerve that supplies the mucous membrane of the anterior part of the tongue and the floor of the mouth.

median nerve US English

A nerve occupying a middle or midline position; specifically a main nerve of the forearm that arises from the medial and lateral cords of the brachial plexus.

nerve center US English

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

nerve current US English

A nerve impulse.

nerve doctor US English

A psychiatrist or psychoanalyst.

nerve ending US English

One of the fine branches at the end of a neuron, by which it makes contact either with another neuron or with a muscle or gland cell

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 pathway US English

The route taken by a nerve impulse through the nervous system.

nerve patient US English

A patient suffering from a psychological or psychiatric disorder.

nerve poison US English

A naturally occurring or synthetic substance that disrupts the functioning of the nervous system; a neurotoxin, nerve agent, or nerve gas.

nerve-racking US English

Causing stress or anxiety

nerve sheath US English

A perineurium or endoneurium.

nerve tubule US English

A nerve fibre.

phrenic nerve US English

The motor nerve serving each half of the diaphragm, which arises from the cervical plexus and also supplies sensory fibres to various mediastinal structures and to the serous surfaces of the diaphragm.

radial nerve US English

Anatomy and Zoology a large nerve arising from the brachial plexus and supplying branches to the skin and muscles of the posterior arm, forearm, and hand or manus.

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

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