nervous impulse
noun see nerve impulse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nervous impulse — noun the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus • Syn: ↑nerve impulse, ↑neural impulse, ↑impulse • Hypernyms: ↑electrical discharge …   Useful english dictionary

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  • nervous system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       system that conducts stimuli from sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord and that conducts impulses back to other parts of the body. As with other higher vertebrates, the human nervous system has two main… …   Universalium

  • nervous system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the functioning of the human nervous system (nervous system, human). Everything that humans sense, consider, and effect and all the unlearned reflexes of the body depend on the… …   Universalium

  • Nervous system — The nervous system is the body tissue that records and distributes information in the body using electrical and chemical transmission. It has two parts. The "central" nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nervous tissue — Example of nervous tissue. Nervous tissue is one of four major classes of vertebrate tissue. Nervous tissue is the main component of the nervous system the brain, spinal cord, and nerves which regulates and controls body functions. It is composed …   Wikipedia

  • impulse — /ˈɪmpʌls / (say impuls) noun 1. the inciting influence of a particular feeling, mental state, etc.: to act under the impulse of pity. 2. sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action, or a particular instance of it: to be swayed by impulse …   Australian English dictionary

  • nerve impulse — n the progressive physicochemical change in the membrane of a nerve fiber that follows stimulation and serves to transmit a record of sensation from a receptor or an instruction to act to an effector called also nervous impulse * * * the… …   Medical dictionary

  • nerve impulse — noun the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus • Syn: ↑nervous impulse, ↑neural impulse, ↑impulse • Hypernyms: ↑electrical discharge …   Useful english dictionary

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