magnocellular neuron


magnocellular neuron
A neuron in the magnocellular region of the brain. Perhaps the first class of neuron from the central nervous system shown to be sensitive to nerve growth factor (that had previously been thought only to act at the periphery).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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