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τ

The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet, tau; symbol for relaxation time.

tau (τ),

(taw),
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. Symbol for tele; relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules; tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease and in cerebral neurons in other neurodegenerative disorders.

tau

[tou, tō]
Τ, τ, the nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

tau

An MRI term for the interpulse—time between the 90° and 180° pulses, and between the 180° pulse and the echo—used in a spin echo pulse sequence.

τ

Abbreviation for relaxation time.

tau

(τ) (tow)
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (τ).
2. Symbol for tele and relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules. Tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease.

tau (tou),

n microtubule-asssociated protein, the function of which is to assemble microtubules that support nerve cell structure.