peripheral neuron


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peripheral neuron

A neuron whose process constitutes a part of the peripheral nervous system (cranial, spinal, or autonomic nerves).
See also: neuron
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3] receptors mediate rapid depolarization in peripheral neurons, most likely due to sodium influx.
The expression of SCG10 is widely observed in developing central and peripheral neurons, and is particularly characteristic in the migrating neural crest populations which later form the peripheral nervous system |20~.
The peripheral neurons that release substance P are thought to send pain signals to the brain and to help regulate the immune response in damaged tissues.
Effect of diet (including trace metals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients), dietary supplements, and food additives on the metabolism and physiology of central and peripheral neurons, neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter receptors, behaviour (learning, memory, anxiety, etc.

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