BioScience Dictionary

 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Neuron 3 times.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Neuron (neural cell)
A nerve cell; it receives and conducts electrical impulses from the brain . It consists of a cell body called the cyton , an axon , axon terminals, and dendrite s.

2. Neurons
Highly specialized cells that generate and transmit bioelectric impulses from one part of the body to another; the functional unit of the nervous system .A cell of the nerve tissue having a cell body input zone of dendrites and an output zone of an axon (of varying length). The electrochemical nerve impulse/message is transmitted by neurons.

3. Neuron-specific enolase
This enzyme is detectable in the blood of patients with neuroblastoma , small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, carcinoid tumors, pancreatic endocrine tumors, and melanoma . It is used as a tumor marker to assess the extent of the disease and to determine the patient's prognosis.

View web definitions »

Learn more about Neuron »