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polysynaptic

 [pol″e-sĭ-nap´tik]
pertaining to or relayed through two or more synapses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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polysynaptic

(pŏl′ē-sĭ-năp′tĭk)
adj.
Of or involving two or more synapses in the nervous system: a polysynaptic reflex.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
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Monosynaptic and polysynaptic pathways have been shown to mediate TVR (Desmedt and Godeaux, 1980; Luo et al., 2005).
Nevertheless, WBV has been shown to activate the tonic vibration reflex, a polysynaptic reflex resulting in many small reflex contractions of the targeted musculature [16,17,19-22].
Teskey and colleagues showed that epidural currents at a frequency of 50 Hz or higher are associated with long-term improvements in skilled movement and potentiation of the polysynaptic component of cortical evoked potentials in vitro and in vivo [44,83,84].
R2 is transmitted to the spinal tractus in the dorsolateral region of the pons and medulla oblongata before the fibers of the reflex pathway reach the caudal end of spinal trigeminal nuclei, and it is then transmitted to facial nucleus in reticular formation through polysynaptic medullar pathways.3-12
These observations suggest that extensor spasms are mediated by polysynaptic pathways involving activation of organized interneuronal circuits located within the isolated spinal cord that are modulated similarly by both hip and knee proprioceptive inputs.
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The remainder of the response is mediated by peripheral motor neurons (Perlman, 1979), which also receive monosynaptic input from the LE neurons (Bailey et al., 1979), other unidentified sensory neurons (Frost et al., 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.