climbing fiber


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climbing fiber

Etymology: ME, climben + L, fibra
a type of nerve fiber that carries impulses to the Purkinje cells of the cerebellar cortex.

climbing fiber

An excitatory axon from the inferior olivary nucleus that synapses with dendrites of Purkinje cells in the cerebellar cortex
See also: fiber
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2007) Regulation of long-term depression and climbing fiber territory by glutamate receptor [delta]2 at parallel fiber synapses through its C-terminal domain in cerebellar Purkinje cells.
1973) Climbing fiber responses evoked in vestibulocerebellum of rabbit from visual pathway.
2004) Bidirectional parallel fiber plasticity in the cerebellum under climbing fiber control.