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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1982) Climbing fibre induced depression of both mossy fibre responsiveness and glutamate sensitivity of cerebellar Purkinje cells.