neurofibril

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neurofibril

 [noor″o-fi´bril]
one of the delicate threads running in every direction through the cytoplasm of a nerve cell, extending into the axon and dendrites.

neu·ro·fi·bril

(nū'rō-fī'bril),
A filamentous structure seen with the light microscope in the nerve cell's body, dendrites, axon, and sometimes synaptic endings, as aggregations of much finer ultramicroscopic elements, the neurofilaments and microtubules; their functional significance remains to be established.

neurofibril

(no͝or′ə-fī′brəl, -fĭb′rəl, nyo͝or′-)
n.
Any of the long, thin, microscopic fibrils that run through the body of a neuron and extend into the axon and dendrites.

neu′ro·fi′bril·lar′y (-brə-lĕr′ē) adj.

neu·ro·fi·bril

(nūr'ō-fī'bril)
A filamentous structure seen with the light microscope in the body, dendrites, axons, and sometimes synaptic endings of a nerve cell.
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Acetylcholine esterase staining activity is increased in the coarse parasympathetic neurofibrils present in the lamina propria and in the mucosae" according to MeierRuge, who did extensive research in congenital neuronal malformations.
Cammermeyer, "Argentophil neuronal perikarya and neurofibrils induced by postmortem trauma and hypertonic perfusates," Acta Anatomica, vol.
To the extent that the membranous (plasmalemmal) material of all cells, along with the material linings of mitochondria, neurons, and neurofibrils, can be depolarized by [Al.sup.3+]; the loss of cytoskeletal conduction, much like an electrical circuit that "shorts-out" and burns, is certain to be injurious to macromolecules and to cells.