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arborization

 [ahr″bor-ĭ-za´shun]
a collection of branches, as the branching terminus of a nerve-cell process.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ar·bo·ri·za·tion

(ahr'bŏr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels in a treelike pattern.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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[21] Evidence suggests that aberrant dendritic arborization of the pyramidal neurons might contribute to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders with delayed onset, such as ASDs.
Consistent with the previous findings, they found that downregulation of TAOK2 resulted in significantly fewer primary dendrites and less complex basal dendritic arborization than the controls, whereas TAOK2 overexpression significantly increased the complexity of dendritic arbor without affecting the apical dendrites.
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The molecular and morphologic evaluations of dendritic arborization were not consistent across all ages.
As observed in three-dimensional reconstruction, the terminal arborizations of these collaterals did not overlap.
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.
[beta]-catenin is an intracellular signaling molecule that plays a key role in regulating dendritic arborization (Yu and Malenka, 2003, 2004).
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).
By combining thin optical slicing on a fast scanning confocal microscope with an adapted software tool to trace fluorescent dendrites, we demonstrated that spatial constraints of the sulcus alter PC dendritic arborization relative to that of the apex.
The IR-staining of the kidney was seen as a diffuse pattern on the kidney cells, as an intense localized pattern in areas with neural arborizations and varicosities, and in other small areas that are probably bundles of smooth muscles.
Neuronal arborizations are not fixed structures; they are plastic and can be refashioned and repaired.
Identification of three classes of multiglomerular, broad-spectrum neurons in the crayfish olfactory mid-brain by correlated patterns of electrical activity and dendritic arborization. J.