What are nerves?

  • (noun): An uneasy psychological state.
    Example: "He suffered an attack of nerves"
    Synonyms: nervousness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on nerves, nerve:

Cardiopulmonary Nerves
... Cardiopulmonary nerves are splanchnic nerves that are postsynaptic and sympathetic ... They originate in cervical and upper thoracic ganglia and innervate the thoracic cavity ...
List Of Muscles Of The Human Body/version 2 - Muscles of Torso - Chest
... Muscle Origin Insertion Artery Nerve Action Antagonist intercostales ribs 1-11 ribs 2-12 intercostal arteries intercostal nerves Muscle Origin Insertion Artery Nerve Action ...
List Of Mnemonics For The Cranial Nerves
... ranging from sublimely silly to the unprintably ribald, to help them remember the cranial nerves..." The cranial nerves are I - Olfactory nerve II - Optic nerve III - Oculomotor ...
Carnett's Sign - History
... they were the result of direct irritation of intercostal nerves ... and pressure on the peripheral portions of the intercostal nerves, he was able to employ various mechanical treatments to correct the abnormalities and relieve ... Carnett thought that lower abdominal pain was commonly caused by the lower six thoracic nerves and wanted to be able to distinguish this origin from that arising from the viscera ...
Chronic Prostatitis/chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome - Cause - Nerves, Stress and Hormones
... lead to inflammation that is mediated by substances released by nerve cells (such as substance P) ... the action of the chronically activated pelvic nerves on the mast cells at the end of the nerve pathways ...

More definitions of "nerves":

  • (noun): Control of your emotions.
    Example: "This kind of tension is not good for my nerves"

Famous quotes containing the word nerves:

    ...I never drink wine ... I keep my hands soft and supple ... I sleep in a soft bed and never over-tire my body. It is because when my hour strikes I must be a perfect instrument. My eyes must be steady, my brain clear, my nerves calm, my aim true. I must be prepared to do my work, successfully if God wills. But if I perish, I perish.
    Lisa, Russian terrorist (anonymous)

    When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925)

    The information links are like nerves that pervade and help to animate the human organism. The sensors and monitors are analogous to the human senses that put us in touch with the world. Data bases correspond to memory; the information processors perform the function of human reasoning and comprehension. Once the postmodern infrastructure is reasonably integrated, it will greatly exceed human intelligence in reach, acuity, capacity, and precision.
    Albert Borgman, U.S. educator, author. Crossing the Postmodern Divide, ch. 4, University of Chicago Press (1992)