electric organ

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electric organ

an organ that is capable of giving an electric shock to any organism coming in contact with it, and occurring particularly in ELASMOBRANCH fish such as rays.
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This resulted in the partial dissociation of the loosely packed electrocyte columns into smaller pieces in which individual electrocytes were attached to the fine branches of common efferent nerves.
Immobilizing drugs such as curare were not employed in this study because they block synaptic transmission at the spinal motor nerve-electric organ electrocyte junction.
Evolution has removed the ability of muscle cells to contract and changed the distribution of proteins in the cell membrane; now all electrocytes do is push ions across a membrane to create a massive flow of positive charge," said Lindsay Traeger, U-W graduate student and co-author of the study.
The effect of systemic training on plasma electrocytes, haematocrit value and blood sugar in Thoroughbred race horses.
Single electrocytes produces a sexually dimorphic signal in South American fish Hypopomus occidentales (gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae).
1:30 DISTRIBUTION OF OXIDATIVE AND GLYCOLYTIC ENZYMES IN ELECTROCYTES OF PHYLOGENTICALL DIVERSE SPECIES OF FISH.