terminal nerve


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terminal nerve

[′tər·mən·əl ¦nərv]
(neuroscience)
Either of a pair of small cranial nerves that run from the nasal area to the forebrain, present in most vertebrates; the function is not known.
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The ulnar nerve is the terminal nerve of the medial cord and lies in the anterior compartment of the arm.
Once the botulinum toxin gets into the terminal nerve, it will prevent the release of neurotransmitters, particularly acetylcholine; when acetylcholine is not released, there is less of a trigger for the bladder to contract," he explained.
Botox acts on the terminal nerve endings, preventing the release of acetylcholine.
A current of amplitude of 1mA of duration 50 microseconds was applied between these electrodes to stimulate a terminal nerve fiber, the stimulus frequency being set at 10 Hz.
It is further divided into three trunks, six divisions (three anterior and three posterior), three cords, and finally into five terminal nerve branches.
It would appear that we now have the tantalising prospect of techniques at three different levels--nerve root (interscalene), plexus (axillary tunnel) and terminal nerve (axillary and suprascapular nerves).
Such texts exclude the existence of another cranial pair, the terminal nerve or even cranial zero.
The disappearance of fibrillations means that terminal nerve twigs have sprouted, become myelinated, and are maturing.
4) Pain can be categorised into two main types, depending on its origin: nociceptive, arising from specialised terminal nerve branches of sensory nerves known as nociceptors; and neuropathic, caused by nerve damage.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-immunoreactive terminal nerve cells have intrinsic rhythmicity and project widely in the brain.
APL's proprietary products use its patented drug delivery technologies to release sustained doses of analgesic agents directly to terminal nerve receptors at the point of pain.
At the lateral border of the pectoralis minor muscle, each cord gives off a large branch before terminating as a major terminal nerve.