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nexus

 [nek´sus]
1. a bond, as between members of a series or group.

gap junc·tion

1. an intercellular junction formerly considered to be a tight, membrane-to-membrane junction (macula occludens) but now shown to have a 2-nm gap between apposed cell membranes; the gap is not void but contains subunits in the form of polygonal lattices, which are the intercellular aspects of the two connexons that fit together, forming a channel between the cytoplasms of the two cells; it occurs in epithelia, between certain nerve cells, and in smooth and cardiac muscle; it is believed to mediate electrotonic coupling, which allows ionic currents to pass from one cell to another.
See also: synapse.
See also: connexons.
2. areas of increased electrochemical communication between myometrial cells that aid in the propagation of the contractions of labor.
See also: connexons.

nexus

/nex·us/ (nek´sus) pl. nex´us   [L.]
1. a bond, especially one between members of a series or group.

nexus

[nek′səs] pl. nexus
Etymology: L, bond
1 a bond, especially one between members of a series or group.
2 See gap junction.

gap junc·tion

(gap jŭngk'shŭn)
1. An intercellular junction having a 2-nm gap between apposed cell membranes; the gap contains subunits in the form of polygonal lattices; it occurs in epithelia, between certain nerve cells, and in smooth and cardiac muscle.
See also: synapse
2. Areas of increased electrochemical communication between myometrial cells that aid in the propagation of the contractions of labor.
Synonym(s): nexus.

nexus

1. a bond, as between members of a series or group.
2. a gap junction.
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The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported in its Monday morning edition that NEXI will offer a package of insurance and loans to smaller businesses, using accounts receivable as collateral.
Currently, NEXI allows no delays between exports from Japan and payments by Russian importers.
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This partnership between Ex-Im Bank and NEXI will benefit businesses and workers in both the United States and Japan by enabling them to compete more effectively in high-value, multi-source transactions.
I am pleased that NEXI and Ex-Im Bank are now ready to meet the increasing demand by efficiently financing joint business activities of companies of the two countries.
NEXI has concluded co-financing agreements with seven other ECAs, namely SACE, Office National du Ducroire/ Nationale Delcrederedienst (OND) of Belgium, Atradius of the Netherlands, Hermes Kreditversicherungs- Aktiengesellschaft (Hermes) of Germany, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft (OeKB) of Austria, Compagnie Francaise d'Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur (Coface) of France, and Export Credit Insurance Corporation of Singapore Ltd.
The project finance loan is co-financed with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( JBIC ) and MHBK s portion will be insured by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance ( NEXI ).
This financing is dedicated to support JX NOEX to secure supply of energy resources from overseas, in cooperation with JBIC and NEXI.
The entry of USEXIM and continued support and participation of the key financing agencies of Japan and the United States, JBIC, OPIC and NEXI, signals the confidence of these agencies in the economic policies of the Government of Indonesia," said Landry.