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polysynaptic

 [pol″e-sĭ-nap´tik]
pertaining to or relayed through two or more synapses.

pol·y·syn·ap·tic

(pol'ē-sin-ap'tik),
Referring to neural pathways formed by a chain of a large number of synaptically connected nerve cells, as distinguished from oligosynaptic conduction systems.
Synonym(s): multisynaptic

polysynaptic

/poly·sy·nap·tic/ (-sĭ-nap´tik) pertaining to or relayed through two or more synapses.

polysynaptic

(pŏl′ē-sĭ-năp′tĭk)
adj.
Of or involving two or more synapses in the nervous system: a polysynaptic reflex.

polysynaptic

[-sinap′tik]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, synaptein, to join
pertaining to nerve cells that end in synapses.

pol·y·syn·ap·tic

(pol'ē-sin-ap'tik)
Referring to neural pathways formed by a chain of a large number of synaptically connected nerve cells, as distinguished from oligosynaptic conduction systems.
Synonym(s): multisynaptic.

polysynaptic

synaptic interconnection of several nerve cells; the afferent impulse may follow one of a possible number of efferent pathways

polysynaptic

pertaining to or relayed through many synapses.
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l, 10) Field-potential recordings demonstrate that the H1 antagonist diphenhydramine decreases firing of polysynaptic pathways in the lateral vestibular nucleus.
Finally, the polysynaptic component of the circuit is ignored and focus is placed intentionally on only the monosynaptic component, being, "simpler to analyze".
Mechanical stimuli referring to muscle length are reflectively transferred through mono--and polysynaptic pathways from the muscle spindles to the central nervous system (Cardinale and Bosco, 2003) for identification and appropriate response selection (Romaiguere et al.
The movement of the vibration plate during WBV exposure is postulated to activate both monosynaptic and polysynaptic neural pathways adequate to generate a "tonic vibration reflex," similar to the stretch reflex.