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neuron doctrine

noun

Medical Definition of NEURON DOCTRINE

:  a theory in anatomy and physiology: the nervous system is composed of nerve cells each of which is a structural unit in contact with other units but not in continuity, a genetic unit derived from a single embryonic neuroblast, a functional unit or unit of conduction with the nervous pathways being chains of such units, and a trophic unit with the nerve processes degenerating when severed from the cell body and being replaced by outgrowths from the cell body—called also neuron theory
April 18, 2015
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to veil, ripple, or meander
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