nerve ending
noun Date: circa 1890 a structure forming the distal end of a nerve axon — see neuron illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nerve ending — n the structure in which the distal end of the axon of a nerve fiber terminates called also nerve end * * * the final part (terminal) of one of the branches of a nerve fibre, where a neurone makes contact either with another neurone at a synapse… …   Medical dictionary

  • nerve ending — noun the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse • Syn: ↑nerve end • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminal • Hyponyms: ↑free nerve ending, ↑Pacinian corpuscle, ↑propriocept …   Useful english dictionary

  • nerve ending — nerve endings N COUNT: usu pl Your nerve endings are the millions of points on the surface of your body and inside it which send messages to your brain when you feel sensations such as heat, cold, and pain …   English dictionary

  • nerve ending — noun The termination of a nerve, at the distal end of an axon …   Wiktionary

  • nerve ending — the final part (terminal) of one of the branches of a nerve fibre, where a neurone makes contact either with another neurone at a synapse or with a muscle or gland cell at a neuromuscular or neuroglandular junction …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nerve ending — The terminal arborization of a neuron …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nerve ending — See synapse …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Free nerve ending — A free nerve ending (FNE) is an unspecialized, afferent nerve ending, meaning it brings information from the body s periphery to the brain. They function as cutaneous receptors and are essentially used by vertebrates to detect pain.tructureFree… …   Wikipedia

  • free nerve ending — noun microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor • Hypernyms: ↑nerve ending, ↑nerve end • Part Holonyms: ↑skin, ↑tegument, ↑cutis …   Useful english dictionary

  • encapsulated nerve ending — a sensory nerve ending characterized by a fibrous capsule of varying thickness that is continuous with the endoneurium …   Medical dictionary

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