(redirected from axonic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


see nervous systemnervous system,
network of specialized tissue that controls actions and reactions of the body and its adjustment to the environment. Virtually all members of the animal kingdom have at least a rudimentary nervous system.
..... Click the link for more information.
; synapsesynapse
, junction between various signal-transmitter cells, either between two neurons or between a neuron and a muscle or gland. A nerve impulse reaches the synapse through the axon, or transmitting end, of a nerve cell, or neuron.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a neurite, or axis cylinder; the process of a nerve cell along which neural impulses proceed from the cell body to innervated organs and other nerve cells.

Only one axon branches off each neuron, or nerve cell. The nutrition and growth of the axon depends on the neuron body; upon transection of the axon, its peripheral portion dies, but the central portion preserves its viability. Large animals possess axons—for example, those proceeding from the spinal cord to the extremities—that may reach a length of one meter or more when their diameter is several millimicrons (mμ). In some animals—for example, squid and fish—huge axons are found which measure hundreds of mμ in thickness. In axoplasm—that is, the protoplasm of axons—there are extremely thin fibrils, known as neurofibrils, as well as mitochondria and the endoplasmic network. Depending on whether axons are covered with a myelic (fatty) membrane or not, they are known as medullated or nonmedullated nerve fibers. The structure of the membranes and the diameters of the axons that constitute the nerve fiber are the factors that determine the rate of stimulus transmission along the nerve. The terminal sections of the axon, or terminals, branch off and make contact with other nerve, muscle, and gland cells. Stimuli are transmitted through these contact points, which are known as synapses. A nerve is a collection of axons.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


The process or nerve fiber of a neuron that carries the unidirectional nerve impulse away from the cell body. Also known as neuraxon; neurite.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Army officer, represented Axonic in the transaction.
Axonic Informationssyteme GmbH is focused on information, communication and recognition technologies.
Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Axonics, said, Without this labeling, any patient requiring an MRI scan on any body part below the head must have their neurostimulator surgically explanted prior to the MRI scan, resulting in an additional surgery for the patient and additional costs to patients and the healthcare system.
patents demonstrates the level of ingenuity incorporated into the Axonics technology platform and our commitment to developing a patent portfolio in conjunction with our innovations," said Raymond W.
Axonics is now using its technology on cruise ships.
Wells Fargo analyst Larry Biegelsen raised his price target for Axonics to $47 from $35 after the results of a large-scale study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, which showed some types of anticholinergic drugs, including bladder antimuscarinics, are associated with an increased risk of dementia.
Medical technology company Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AXNX) stated on Tuesday that it recorded a net loss of USD7.6m (USD2.67 per share) for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.
The driving force behind Axonics is scientist turned businessman Phil Morgan.
Axonics Modulation Technologies announced the presentation of positive results from the ARTISAN-SNM pivotal study, designed to gain market approval from the U.S.
Medical technology company Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AXNX) said on Monday that the underwriters of its initial public offering have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,200,000 shares of common stock.
Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AXNX), developer of the rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation (r-SNM) system urinary and bowel dysfunction treatment, declared on Wednesday that it has received Health Canada approval (Homologation d'un instrument medical) to market its External Trial System, an additional element of the Axonics r-SNM system.
Scientist-turned-businessman Phil Morgan of Gorseinon, Swansea, dreamed up the so-called Axonics process of using electrical charges to rapidly remove even the most virulent chemicals from drinking and waste water.