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Definition of Nerve
NerveNerve Nerve, n. [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ?
sinew, nerve; cf. ? string, bowstring; perh. akin to E.
needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]
1. (Anat.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers,
with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous
impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the
Note: An ordinary nerve is made up of several bundles of
nerve fibers, each bundle inclosed in a special sheath
(the perineurium) and all bound together in a
connective tissue sheath and framework (the epineurium)
containing blood vessels and lymphatics.
2. A sinew or a tendon. --Pope.
3. Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control;
he led me on to mightiest deeds, Above the nerve of
mortal arm. --Milton.
4. Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal
danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and
endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.
5. Audacity; assurance. [Slang]
6. (Bot.) One of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs
of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the
base or the midrib of the leaf.
7. (Zo["o]l.) One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of
Nerve cell (Anat.), one of the nucleated cells with which
nerve fibers are connected; a ganglion cell. NerveNerve Nerve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nerved; p. pr. & vb. n.
To give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear
nerved his arm.
Meaning of Nerve from wikipedia
- A nerve
is an enclosed, cable-like bundle
(called axons) in the peripheral nervous
system. A nerve transmits electrical
impulses. It is the basic...
- The vagus nerve
, historically cited
as the pneumogastric nerve
, is the tenth cranial nerve
or CN X, and interfaces
with the parasympathetic control
- The oculomotor nerve
is the third cranial nerve
(CN III). It enters
the orbit through
the superior orbital fissure
and innervates extrinsic
- The trigeminal nerve
(the fifth cranial nerve
, or simply
CN V) is a nerve responsible
in the face and motor functions
such as biting
- The facial nerve
segment) is the seventh cranial nerve
, or simply
CN VII. It emerges
from the pons of the brainstem, controls
- The sciatic nerve
, also called
the ischiadic nerve
, is a large nerve
and other vertebrate animals which
is the largest branch
of the sacral
- The common fibular nerve
(common peroneal nerve
; external popliteal nerve
; lateral popliteal nerve
) is a nerve
in the lower
leg that provides
- The phrenic nerve
is a mixed
motor/sensory nerve which originates
from the C3-C5 spinal nerves
in the neck. The nerve
- sensory nerve
, or afferent nerve
, is a general anatomic
term for a nerve which contains predominantly somatic afferent nerve
fibers. Afferent nerve
also called nerve
gases, are a class
of organic chemicals
by which nerves transfer messages
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