What is nerve?

  • (noun): The courage to carry on.
    Synonyms: heart, mettle, spunk
    See also — Additional definitions below

Nerve

A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of axons (the long, slender projections of neurons) in the peripheral nervous system. A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses that are transmitted along each of the axons to peripheral organs.

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Pterygopalatine Ganglion - Roots - Branches
... branches? (See "Innervation" section of ethmoid sinus page.) Nasopalatine nerve Greater palatine nerve Lesser palatine nerve Posterior superior nasal branch pharyngeal branch of maxillary nerve ...
Ganglionectomy
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Nerve - Growth and Stimulation
... Nerve growth normally ends in adolescence, but can be re-stimulated with a molecular mechanism known as "Notch signaling." ...
Monomelic Amyotrophy
... EMG tests reveal loss of the nerve supply, or denervation, in the affected limb without conduction block (nerve blockage restricted to a small segment of the nerve) ...

More definitions of "nerve":

  • (noun): Any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body.
    Synonyms: nervus
  • (verb): Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.
    Synonyms: steel

Famous quotes containing the word nerve:

    There must be some nerve and heroism in our love, as of a winter morning.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Tom: All right, boys. C’mon. Why don’t you say I’m a yellow belly and a big mouth at that?
    Shep: You yellow? Who thinks you’re yellow? Did you hear what he said? A guy who’s got the nerve to marry? That’s more than Flash Gordon ever did.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    our nerve filaments twitch with its presence
    day and night,
    nothing we say has not the husky phlegm of it in the saying,
    nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness,
    the deep intelligence living at peace would have.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)