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bouton

 [boo-taw´] (Fr.)
button.
bouton terminal [ter-mĭ-nahl´] (pl. pl. boutons´ terminaux´) end-foot.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bou·ton

(bū-tōn[h]'),
A button, pustule, or knoblike swelling.
[Fr. button]
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bou·ton

(bū-tōn[h]')
A button, pustule, or knoblike swelling.
[Fr. button]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bouton

A swelling or thickening, especially on the skin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

bouton

see SYNAPTIC KNOB.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

axon 

The threadlike process of a neuron which conducts nerve impulses from the cell body to the neuron's ending (bouton) where it is transmitted via a synapse to another neuron, muscle or gland. Syn. nerve fibre (when it is sheathed). See neuron; synapse.

neuron

Structural unit of the nervous system consisting of the nerve cell body and its various processes, the dendrites, the axon and the ending (also called bouton, end foot or axon terminal). There are many types of neurons within the nervous system; some transmit afferent nerve impulses to the brain (e.g. those carrying information from the photoreceptors to the visual cortex), or to the spinal cord (e.g. those carrying information from the receptors in the skin to the spinal cord). They are called sensory neurons. Others transmit efferent motor nerve impulses to a muscle (e.g. those carrying information from the Edinger-Westphal nucleus to the sphincter pupillae and ciliary muscles). These are called motor neurons. Other neurons carry nerve impulses from one neuron to another (internuncial neurons). Note: also spelt neurone. See action potential; synapse.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

bou·ton

(bū-tōn[h]')
A button, pustule, or knoblike swelling.
[Fr. button]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012