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nerve impulse

noun

Definition of NERVE IMPULSE

:  the progressive physicochemical change in the membrane of a nerve fiber that follows stimulation and serves to transmit a record of sensation from a receptor or an instruction to act to an effector —called also nervous impulse
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First Known Use of NERVE IMPULSE

1900
NERVE IMPULSE Defined for Kids

nerve impulse

noun

Definition of NERVE IMPULSE for Kids

:  an electrical signal carried by nerve cells which relays information from the body's sense organs to the brain and spinal cord or instructions from the brain and spinal cord to a body part (as a muscle or gland)
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nerve impulse

noun

Medical Definition of NERVE IMPULSE

:  the progressive physicochemical change in the membrane of a nerve fiber that follows stimulation and serves to transmit a record of sensation from a receptor or an instruction to act to an effector—called also nervous impulse

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