nerve impulse


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

First Known Use of NERVE IMPULSE

1900

nerve impulse

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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