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arborization

 [ahr″bor-ĭ-za´shun]
a collection of branches, as the branching terminus of a nerve-cell process.

ar·bo·ri·za·tion

(ar'bōr-i-zā'shŭn),
1. The terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels in a treelike pattern.
2. The branched pattern formed under certain conditions by a dried smear of cervical mucus.

arborization

(är′bər-ĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. A branching, treelike shape or arrangement, as that of the dendrite of a nerve cell.
2. The formation of a treelike shape or arrangement.

ar·bo·ri·za·tion

(ahr'bŏr-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. The terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels in a treelike pattern.
2. The branched pattern formed by a dried smear of cervical mucus, indicating the effect of estrogen unopposed by progesterone.

ar·bo·ri·za·tion

(ahr'bŏr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels in a treelike pattern.
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We suggest that retraction of dendritic arborizations and degeneration of the somatic configuration might lead to deficits in information processing and substance synthesis in senile cerebellar PCs.
2006), suggesting that effects of developmental A1254 exposure on dendritic arborization are mediated by RyR-dependent mechanisms.
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that the CaMKI--CREB--Wnt2 signaling pathway couples NDL PCB-enhanced RyR activity to dendritic arborization.
Similar patterns of dendritic arborization and electrical activity were observed in cell cluster 9/11 in Panulirus by Schmidt and Ache (1996b).
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It has been revealed only recently that BDE-209 inhibits thyroid-hormone-induced dendrite arborization of rat Purkinje cells, probably via partial dissociation of thyroid receptors from the binding domain on the thyroid-receptor-responsive element (Ibhazehiebo et al.
[beta]-catenin is an intracellular signaling molecule that plays a key role in regulating dendritic arborization (Yu and Malenka, 2003, 2004).
Decreases in synaptic density [44] and dendritic arborization [45] may likewise contribute to reduced corticomuscular coherence in older adults.
Control of dendrite arborization by an lg family member, dendrite arborization and synapse maturation 1 (Dasml).
After acquisition of learning, type B photoreceptors also undergo morphologic modification, such as a reduction in the volume of terminal arborization (Alkon et al., 1990).
Normally, the first retinal axons reach and start to arborize the optic tectum at 2 dpf and a preliminary arborization of the tectum is formed at 3dpf (data not shown).
Activity-dependent dendritic arborization mediated by CaM-kinase 1 activation and enhanced CREB-dependent transcription of Wnt-2.