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polysynaptic

 [pol″e-sĭ-nap´tik]
pertaining to or relayed through two or more synapses.

pol·y·syn·ap·tic

(pol'ē-sin-ap'tik),
Referring to neural pathways formed by a chain of a large number of synaptically connected nerve cells, as distinguished from oligosynaptic conduction systems.
Synonym(s): multisynaptic

polysynaptic

/poly·sy·nap·tic/ (-sĭ-nap´tik) pertaining to or relayed through two or more synapses.

polysynaptic

(pŏl′ē-sĭ-năp′tĭk)
adj.
Of or involving two or more synapses in the nervous system: a polysynaptic reflex.

polysynaptic

[-sinap′tik]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, synaptein, to join
pertaining to nerve cells that end in synapses.

pol·y·syn·ap·tic

(pol'ē-sin-ap'tik)
Referring to neural pathways formed by a chain of a large number of synaptically connected nerve cells, as distinguished from oligosynaptic conduction systems.
Synonym(s): multisynaptic.

polysynaptic

pertaining to or relayed through many synapses.
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The reason for detecting more frequent SP1 latency abnormalities is that the SP1 response is mediated to the ipsilateral trigeminal nucleus through a mono- or oligosynaptic circuit and is therefore quantitatively more sensitive, while the SP2 response is elicited by a more complex circuit with a more caudally located polysynaptic chain of interneurons.
Polysynaptic reflexes: the path is characterized by reflex arc of one or more interneurons.
2,12) It is generally believed to be a polysynaptic reflex generated in the deep layers of the skin by activation of sweat glands via sudomotor sympathetic efferent fibers.
WBV has been shown to cause a tonic vibration reflex, which in turn leads to an increase in the recruitment of motor units through activation of muscle spindles and polysynaptic pathways [34].
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1997), and polysynaptic inputs onto the LFS neurons from excitatory and inhibitory interneurons (Frost and Kandel, 1995).
l, 10) Field-potential recordings demonstrate that the H1 antagonist diphenhydramine decreases firing of polysynaptic pathways in the lateral vestibular nucleus.
The barbiturates act throughout the central nervous system by directly inhibiting neuronal function at polysynaptic and GABA-ergic sites.
In summary increase in the excitability of polysynaptic spinal reflexes and startle responses was recorded, whereas other segmental and brain stem reflexes were normal.
The movement of the vibration plate during WBV exposure is postulated to activate both monosynaptic and polysynaptic neural pathways adequate to generate a "tonic vibration reflex," similar to the stretch reflex.
All experiments were conducted in artificial seawater (ASW) containing high concentrations of divalent cations (Liao and Walters, 2002) to attenuate polysynaptic activity.
Mechanical stimuli referring to muscle length are reflectively transferred through mono--and polysynaptic pathways from the muscle spindles to the central nervous system (Cardinale and Bosco, 2003) for identification and appropriate response selection (Romaiguere et al.