nerve terminals

nerve terminals

[TA]
the terminal processes of certain sensory (afferent) nerve fibers that end freely in various tissues (for example, skin) and serve as neural receptors.
Synonym(s): terminationes nervorum [TA]
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VMAT2 catches free-floating dopamine molecules and packs them into biological cargo bags called vesicles heading towards nerve terminals to release their content.
Trigeminal sensory fibers innervating the dura mater run perivascularly along middle meningeal artery and its branches (3) therefore changes in the diameter of meningeal arteries can be readily sensed by these trigeminal sensory nerve terminals.
Methanolic extract of Rhinella schneideri (Anura: Bufonidae) poison causes ultrastructural changes in nerve terminals of phrenic nerve-diaphragm preparations in mice
Although the pathogenesis is not well known, it is suggested that VZV may reach nerve terminals by crossing the mucosa and indirectly infecting the IXth and Xth cranial nerves following a laryngopharyngeal infection or VZV might spread via nerve anastomoses (1).
Kilbourn et al., "In vivo imaging of human cholinergic nerve terminals with (-)-5-[sup.18]F-fluoroethoxybenzovesamicol: biodistribution, dosimetry, and tracer kinetic analyses," Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol.
Normally, norepinephrine is mainly secreted by sympathetic nerve terminals and the brain, and epinephrine is mainly secreted by the adrenal medulla.
Cullheim, "Large cholinergic nerve terminals on subsets of motoneurons and their relation to muscarinic receptor type 2," The Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
The toxin produced by the tick interrupts the sodium flux across axonal membranes in selected locations such as the nodes of Ranvier and nerve terminals. (9) All biochemical parameters are essentially normal and CSF analysis also shows normal study.
Motoneuron-derived agrin is secreted from nerve terminals into the synaptic cleft and leads to clustering and synthesis of postsynaptic AChRs through activation of the postsynaptic LRP4-MuSK-Dok-7 complex.[sup][5] There are only a few cases reported about this gene mutation so far.[sup][6],[7],[8],[9] Here, we report a novel homozygous missense mutation (c.5302G>C) of AGRN in a Chinese CMS pedigree.
Nemeth et al., "Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of somatostatin released from capsaic-insensitive sensory nerve terminals in a freund's adjuvant-induced chronic arthritis model in the rat," Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol.
Modulation by adenosyne of both muscarinic [M.sub.1]-facilitation and [M.sub.2]-inhibition of [[sup.3]H]-acetylcholine release from rat motor nerve terminals. European Journal of Neuroscience, 15(11), 1728-1736.