nerve impulse

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Synonyms for nerve impulse

the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber

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When exposed by myelin damage, potassium ions leak out, causing the nerve impulse to "short circuit.
During the short period that ACh is in contact with the muscle fiber membrane, a nerve action potential, or nerve impulse, is initiated in the postsynaptic cell.
Sodium channels and potassium channels operate together, generating sequences of precisely timed nerve impulses that carry information within the brain and spinal cord.
Patent number 6,977,070 covers the application of NovaDel's technology to compounds broadly used to treat disorders of the central nervous system, in the following classes: aceylcholinesterase inhibitors, nerve impulse inhibitors, anti-chlorinergics, anti-convulsants, anti-psychotics, anxiolytic agents, dopamine metabolism inhibitors, agents to treat post stroke sequelae, neuroprotectants, agents to treat Alzheimer's disease, neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter agonists, sedatives, agents for treating attention deficit disorder, agents for treating narcolepsy, central adregenic antagonists, anti-depression agents, agents for treating Parkinson's disease, benzodiazepine antagonists, stimulants, neurotransmitter antagonists, tranquilizers, and mixtures there of.
APS Therapy electronically simulates the body's natural nerve impulse, which relieves pain naturally, mobilizes stiff joints, reduces swelling and speeds up the natural healing process.
The idea is that the electric field associated with a nerve impulse could affect the shape of the sphere, which will in turn change the resonance of the light on the inside of the shell; the nerve effectively becomes part of a photonic circuit.
The brain sends a nerve impulse to a location on the chest muscle
The researchers then mapped areas of magnetic activity onto a reconstructed image of the somatosensory cortex, a nerve impulse center for various body parts.
Potassium is also needed for muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses, and the proper functioning of the body's heart and kidneys, Glorioso said.
The study is thought to be the first to demonstrate a telepathic link based on nerve impulses, allowing one person to guess what is on another's mind.
Paralysis can impact the transmission of nerve impulses that control breathing as a consequence of damage to the spinal cord and phrenic nerves.
Light striking the retina initiates a cascade of chemical and electrical events that ultimately trigger nerve impulses.
One possibility might be that both factors cause constriction of tiny arteries that supply blood to the inner ear and damage cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses.
The resulting damage inhibits nerve impulses, producing symptoms that include difficulty walking, impaired vision, fatigue and pain.
Nerve impulses consist only of waves of transient alteration in electrical potential passing along neurons.